Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Stacks

"I can see he's not in your good books," said the messenger.
"No, and if he were I would burn my library."
--- William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

Our eyes met in General Works.
We shared a smile in Child Psychology.
Halfway through Religion,
I learned his name.

Social Science was flirtation.
Language; infatuation.
By Geography, I knew
I'd never be the same.

We connected with Technology,
but I was Art and he was really
just looking for a little
Recreation.

In English Lit,we let go.
We're History, I know.
Philosophy and Porn -
my consolation.

Revisiting Kerry's (Very) Old School Challenge for Play It Again at Real Toads

19 comments:

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Love it! (I am a former librarian, lol, so perhaps that gives me extra appreciation. But I would love it anyway.)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes!!! I love it too, as always! I was a former librarian, too, but yes, I would have love it anyway, too!!

Sioux said...

Mama Zen--This was light-hearted and delightful.

Margaret said...

Genius. Purely genius your gift of weaving intriguing poetry that always has soul.

Hannah said...

Learning is sexy here...I love what you did with this, MZ!

girl said...

This is so totally kick-ass.

Mercy James said...

This is incredibly brilliant - surprisingly delightful - yet so inventive in telling a story in a wonderfully unique way! Loved it. I felt like I was wandering, like a voyeur, through the stacks, watching this unfold.

brudberg said...

Ha.. Very good... I gues if you don't find the romance section, the books will be of little use.

Fireblossom said...

This is incredibly clever.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This had me laughing from the excellent choice of quote to your diabolically witty poem. Thanks, I needed cheering up!

ayala said...

This is great!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Quite a marvelous piece :D

welshstream said...

Delightful piece and great ending!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Very clever!

blueoran said...

Who knew Eve was a bookworm? Or that knowledge was carnal knowledge wearing horn-rimmed glasses? (We do.) Oh well, the apples are still sweet and the consolations outside Eden, well, are febrile.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

This has a special meaning for me as I met my first two girlfriends in library stacks. To me, libraries always held a quiet, intimate excitement. All those books, all those ideas, all those unpeopled nooks to steal away to... great poem-mosk

Helen said...

Stellar!

grapeling said...

:) ~

Sharon Wagner said...

I wouldn't want to meet someone in the math section. They wouldn't be for me.