On September 15, I attended the 4th annual New Hampshire Poetry Festival. The first three years it was held in downtown Manchester, this year it moved to New England College in Henniker. During the lunch break I took a walk in the picturesque little town. In typical "busman's holiday" form, I visited the local public library. (For those who don't know, I've been a public librarian in NH for 32 years.)
The Tucker Free Library, built in 1903, has typical classical lines. A look inside, though, was breathtaking. The well-preserved architectural details, and displays of town history, had me snapping photos with my iPhone. The woman at the front desk (whose name I neglected to get) answered my questions patiently, for which I am grateful.
Here are more photos, two of which I've enhanced with cherita. Enjoy!
aware of her friends
who are miles away
that at any time
the sky could fall
sun-kissed Saturday afternoon
ponders the lack of readers
the children's librarian
sighs and counts the minutes
The cherita above was written as if I were sitting in the children's room--it is no reflection on the young woman who worked in the children's room that day.
The happily retired Jone is hosting the Poetry Friday Round-Up at Deowriter.