Tuesday, May 03, 2011

The Libraries Didn't Burn

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?

[LINK: Poets.org...The Libraries Didn't Burn ]

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