..are you pointing an old librarian here?? hmmn.. this is what initially comes to mind upon reading here... or maybe that's just how i picture a typical image of a librarian -- nagging... and yes, nagging... lol.....smiles...
Great words to describe a library. Nice one.
I love that little women live inside! I really enjoyed this pattern! thankyou
Whimsically fanciful. Or possibly fancifully whimsical. :-)
I really like the play of angles and tangles - I thought of Little Women also...and all the other childhood favorites
little women live inside, and so do a lot of other books ;) i like the double entendre thereepideictic rhetoric
oo very cool...love the little women reference in this laurie...and the play off the angels in picture as well...who did your new header??? that is awesome
I'm going to be that nagging little woman, lol, I want to be a librarian. this is a great pome, good job.
Great take on this prompt! I really like your thinking!McGuffy's Readerhttp://www.mcguffysreader.blogspot.com
Tough ending! I like it very much.
A succinct write, each word perfectly placed.
Little women ... now that's intriguing :-)
Less is more- and you aced this.
Impressive. The Little Women reference takes first prize. Quite unintentionally, my eyes kept straying back whilst typing this for one more read.
I love what you have gleaned from the picture and found the mention of Little Women fascinating indeed.
Knowing the picture prompted the work, I looked back at it with each line and tried to imagine your thoughts, the process. fun to consider. The last two lines really change the tone.
Little Women and their circumscribed lives. Nice.
fascinating take on the picture.loved the reference to Little Women too.
You have offered a most original interpretation of the picture. I really like this as a stand alone poem too.
"Tangledin her mind,the angleslife defined"Me too, and how well partnered with the reading I have ever done. I remember a line from an early Laurie Anderson song: "When my father died, it was like an entire library had burned down."
This makes me imagine a lovely woman, wisps of hair falling on her face, a bit untidy with dust from overlooked shelves that only she knows about, with books that she alone reads, wandering the aisles of the library, dust sparkling in sunbeams coming from the windows, deep in thought, engrossed in her latest read.With such an economical use of words, you have managed to conjure a vivid scene in my mind, down to the last particle of floating sand dancing in the sunshine :)
Your poem could launch a screenplay ... books coming to life when the lights dim, the doors are locked.
and Little Women is just the beginning!
"the angles life defined-"love that!♥
This is so profound, where everything is inside..listed..very fine!
Little Women...intriguing and enigmatic...
this poems to me reads like a valentine to emily d.
Laurie, love the new header. Is that the Jokerman font?This poem spoke to me because I love libraries, and because my sisters are named Beth and Jo. You guessed it. We ARE the 'Little Women.'You convey such meaning with an economy of words! I do love that about your writing. Peace, Amyhttp://sharplittlepencil.com/2013/02/04/cinquains-for-real-toads/
I love where you took the image with book references...great piece!
Little Women evoked numerous feel. Cool being tagged in with libraries. Nicely Laurie!Hank
The new header is gorgeous. I read this poem twice. Once for content. The second time for sheer pleasure. I really love it.
What a grand ship she is
The shelves are well-behaved, but the words can be chaotic. Nice!
Even without the photo, the poem stands. Love the Little Women allusion!
Laurie, I will admit to being being the "sow's ear" to this one, not having ever read the "Little Women." I do know 'she' resides in most all libraries. 'She' is not on my shelves...Thank you for peeking in on my 'Reunion story.' I am sorry I am late in getting back to you...
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