A Night at the Library

Typically when I go to the library I go alone, but tonight my husband wanted to tag along. I was curious to see what he was going to find. After all, our library does not carry many magazines or books on graphic design, which is what he likes.

So while I was busy chatting with some of the librarians I know and checking out the new books shelves, he was selecting videos and he even found a couple of novels in German. The titles of the videos escape me but I know they are National Geographic videos. Ay Dios mio, I hope we don’t have to watch animal shows – because you know they always end up killing each other just as you are eating.

I walked out with some books I had put on hold. I got Dorothy Parker Stories, Truth & Beauty by Ann Patchett and The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green by Joshua Braff. We’ll see what I delve into this weekend. For now, I’ve got a couple of books going on. Reports to follow.

Speaking of books, here’s the perfect poem for tonight’s poetry notes.

There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.

This traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of toll;
How frugal is the chariot
That bears a human soul!

Emily Dickinson was born in 1830. Dickinson was extremely prolific as a poet and regularly enclosed poems in letters to friends, but she was not publicly recognized during her lifetime. The first volume of her work was published posthumously in 1890 and the last in 1955. She died in 1886.