©2013 Susan Noyes Anderson
Image: Central Library, Manchester, U.K., by Robin Gosnall
Take a whiff of joy-in-store,
of silent tomes that sing.
Ride your neurotransmitters
from Boston to Beijing.
Bust the bonds of gravity
and leave the earth behind.
Splatter scenes the eye can’t see
across a canvas mind.
Don’t write off the best in life
as “difficult to hold.”
Wrap your hands around a book,
and watch the world unfold.
“There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away…” – Emily Dickinson
“Books fall open, you fall in.” – David McCord
“A book is a device to ignite the imagination.” – Alan Bennett