Day 358 – Get To Work!!!


Get To Work!!!

Day 358

The End Of The Library by Weldon Kees

When the coal
Gave out, we began
Burning the books, one by one;
First the set
Of Bulwer-Lytton
And then the Walter Scott.
They gave a lot of warmth.
Toward the end, in
February, flames
Consumed the Greek
Tragedians and Baudelaire,
Proust, Robert Burton
And the Po-Chu-i. Ice
Thickened on the sills.
More for the sake of the cat,
We said, than for ourselves,
Who huddled, shivering,
Against the stove
All winter long.
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Interesting poem find at a time when libraries in Florida are banning the trilogy “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
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5 thoughts on “Day 358 – Get To Work!!!

  1. Wow lucky you if that’s where you work, very pretty indeed!

    That”s strange that libraries are banning that particular series seeing as it’s still considered just regular fiction.

    • We are not banning it – I really do not think libraries should be in the censoring business. That said, with the content, we don’t want young hands getting to it, so it is being kept at reference so that we can hand it off to people who want to read it easily – it hasn’t had a chance to get to the reference desk though, because EVERYONE is reading it!
      “A dirty book is rarely dusty.”

      • All kinds of agreement with you 😀
        It has certainly been popluar, not staying on the shelves here either.
        heh heh “a dirty book is rarely dusty” is very true.

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