Outdoor Libraries

 

………………….Communities are sharing
The gifts within books.
Outdoor libraries
Are garnering looks.
These wooded kiosks,
Now out and about,
Encourage the transfer of knowledge
…………………………………So go check it out.

…………..Out strolling the neighborhood,
A bookcase I see.
Along the walkway,
It beckons to me.
Perusing the books
Each engaging tome
Encourage the transfer of knowledge.
……………………………….So I took one home.

………………..The concept is quite handy.
I found one near camp.
It got me thinking,
There’s things to revamp.
Down in my basement
Each former read stack
Encourage the transfer of knowledge.
…………………………………..So I put one back.

Author Notes:

Outdoor lending libraries are starting to pop up all over. There are some now on neighborhood boulevards. I found this one at a campground. I love the concept of sharing with your neighbors the knowledge in books. It beats just storing them in a dusty basement bookcase.

This poem is a LyriCat.
Congratulations are due for a newly invented verse form by I am Cat, a fellow FanStorian, which she calls a LyriCat (See ‘Refreshing My Soul’, posted on 29 October).

A LyriCat has a syllable count of:
7, 5, 5 , 5, 5, 5, 9, 5,
and the rhyme scheme of each individual stanza is:
a, b, c, b, d, e, F, e.
No set rhythm is prescribed. It has a 3 stanza minimum and the 9 syllable line (F) in each stanza is a repeating line.

This photograph was taken by the author himself at Lake Elmo Park Reserve in Minnesota, on August 28, 2015.

Synergy of Poetry and Verse. Author, Poet, Photographer

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