Five day challenge, Day 5 – Athenaeum

The last day of my five day challenge – gosh that’s gone quickly!  I must thank Scillagrace for inviting me to take part, it’s been fun!

For today I’ve written a couple of verses inspired by the photo of the famous Bodleian Library which I took a few years ago when we visited Oxford, England.  I had never visited Oxford before, but my husband studied there so knew it well, and he was able to show me all the sights, as well as taking me punting on the river!

oxford 001

Athenaeum

In the labyrinth of my mind
My memory library dwells
That vaulted endless space
Where secrets quietly die
and story-spun webs
Are bound with the knots of life

Accommodating each new day
The dusty library swells
Discarding faded pages
‘til but snapshots remain
Of long-gone skies and
Half remembered faces

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3 thoughts on “Five day challenge, Day 5 – Athenaeum

  1. Nice comparison…libraries and memories…and great photo! Our home bookstore and my photo albums and journals are rather mixed in my brain, I think. They come together sometimes in my dreams a jigsaw puzzle of pieces that I have to sort on waking. It’s probably going to be more and more like that as I get older. 😉 Great job on the challenge, Kaye! Thanks for taking me up on it and sharing your ideas!

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