Thursday, May 05, 2011

The Libraries Didn't Burn - Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More

The Libraries Didn't Burn

by Elaine Equi

despite books kindled in electronic flames.

The locket of bookish love
still opens and shuts.

But its words have migrated
to a luminous elsewhere.

Neither completely oral nor written —
a somewhere in between.

Then will oak, willow,
birch, and olive poets return
to their digital tribes —

trees wander back to the forest?




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