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The Librarian


07.15.13 Posted in words to linger on by

Erren Geraud Kelly’s most recent poem to appear here was Bicycle Days (June 2013).

The Librarian
By Erren Geraud Kelly

I want to tell her
I don’t read as much as I once did
But I haven’t fallen out of love with 
  books
I’m just taking a break from them
I often find stories in
Other places
Like movies and music cds.
Or inside the notes of a keith jarrett piano
Composition
Something that sounds like
He spent years practicing for
But your jaw drops when
  you
Learn he made it up
On the spot
I think I’ll tell her
She looks great
  in high heels
And that I love art house movies
Better than
  blockbusters
Because you need people and words
To tell a story
Not
  special effects and
  explosions
I want to tell this woman, lithe and winsome
That a writer
Can write anywhere
That a big city is not the only  place
  to give birth to
Books or people
Or even
Angels like
Her



2 Responses to “The Librarian”

  1. Jean says:

    What an interesting, strong poem with great content.

    Thank you!

  2. Kay Middleton says:

    I liked this so much I cam back to read it again today. Probably tomorrow, too.

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