The Cemetery of Forgotten Books

January 23, 2012
By Emily Sun BRONZE, Taipei, Other
Emily Sun BRONZE, Taipei, Other
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Blue tinted gloom



obscured sinuous contours
of marble staircase, of gallery frescoes
peopled
with angels and fabulous creatures.

through a palatial corridor
Sprawling round hall
Spiraling basilica shadows
pierced. by light.

A labyrinth


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r
base to pinnacle
a beehive,
woven with
tunnels steps platforms bridges
presaged an immense library of seemingly impossible geometry.
A place of mystery, A sanctuary.



In this place
Every book,
Every volume,
a soul.
Every time
Eyes run down its pages
it’s spirit strengthens.

Here
Books no longer remembered,
Books lost in time,
live forever,
waiting.

The author's comments:
This poem was inspired by Carlos Ruiz Zafon's The Shadow of the Wind.

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