Liz Garton Scanlon (liz_scanlon) wrote,
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Poetry Friday -- Librarian Love #3

Well, it turns out that the magical profession of librarianism is under siege beyond our own local map.
Here's the state of things in the U.K., for example.

People?? Has the whole world gone mad?? 

Phillip Pullman remembers "(T)he secrecy of it! The blessed privacy!"
He knows that "No-one else can get in the way, no-one else can invade it, no-one else even knows what’s going on in that wonderful space that opens up between the reader and the book."

He knows and remembers that, and so do I.
So do lots of us, right? 
So what is this malarky about not needing librarians? 
Sheesh.

A world like this is just going to bring the librarians all to tears.
And we don't want that, do we?


Eating Poetry

BY MARK STRAND

Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.
There is no happiness like mine.
I have been eating poetry.

The librarian does not believe what she sees.
Her eyes are sad
and she walks with her hands in her dress.



(Read the rest here...)

And if you'd like to join me in my week of Librarian Love, it's not too late.
See my previous posts here and here and here, and then join in.
You'll be glad you did.

Namaste.
 

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