Weekly Geeks 2010-12:Checking Out Libraries

April 11, 2010 at 6:37 pm (Meme) (, )

Lost Librarian Lament

I don’t keep many books, this is not my need,
I know this may seem strange but
I’m a lost librarian forcing people to read.

Magazines are easy to give away, just follow my lead,
No need to keep stale information around, to get into a rut,
I don’t keep many books this is not my need.

I’m like a gardener planting a seed,
Or a squirrel preparing for winter gathering a harvest of nuts,
I’m a lost librarian forcing people to read.

You should read this, you should read that, has become my creed,
When I appear villagers hide in their huts,
I don’t keep many books this is not my need.

I have a need to control, for others to feed,
Insatiable, incorrigible, information overload – what to cut?
I’m a lost librarian forcing people to read.

So here within a warning to heed,
When you hear me coming slam that door shut –
I don’t keep many books this is not my need.
I’m a lost librarian forcing people to read.

This poem is from “Perturbations”, which was published by Womyn of Words and was launched on Sunday, April 13, 1997, at Bistro 4, 4040 St-Laurent (corner Duluth and St-Laurent) in Montreal. The poem is copyrighted by the poet and used here with permission.

The blog post is inspired by this week’s Weekly Geeks meme.

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