Saturday, April 25, 2009


Please Bury Me in the Library
Please bury me in the library
In the clean, well-lighted stacks
Of Novels, History, Poetry,
Right next to the Paperbacks.

Where the Kids' Books dance
With True Romance
And the Dictionary dozes.
Please bury me in the library
With a dozen long-stemmed proses.

Way back by a rack of Magazines,
I won't be sad too often
If they bury me in the library
With Book worms in my coffin.

J. Patrick Lewis


Jan said...

I love books. Hope I can copy this poem.

Jan said...

I DID copy it and put it on my blog. Thanks.

Linda S. Socha said...

What a great post Diane and fun...I confess in this group it will be a crowded burial place!

Daniel Bell said...

There are worse places to be buried. Nice.

J. Patrick Lewis said...

A swashbuckler of a bow to you for reprinting my homage to libraries.
Best, Pat

Elise (Pigeon) said...

Hi Diane,
I just stopped by from Wixy's blog. I live in Northern Ohio too.
I recognized the hospital constuction as Hillcrest. I live close by in Chesterland. I like your post on lake effect snow. I dread dealing with it every winter!

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Susan's Snippets said...

DVF - As a young girl I use to LOVE to read...but for many years now, I find it frustrating - having to re-re-read the same page over and over again.

I blame it on having too much going on in my head at one time.

its a crime

Snowbrush said...

What a marvelous idea! Instead of using trees or hemp for paper, we can use DEAD PEOPLE, and let the individual choose what book he or she wants to be reincarnated as...well, we might end up with a few too many Bibles, that way, come to think of it, esp in the Deep South.

Poetikat said...

Fun poem - love the "long-stemmed proses" and "Book worms in my coffin"