Just as some of my teacher and librarian friends ready their rooms for a new school year, I suppose I'm organizing my office for a new writing project.
I found this gem, from one of my students, upon my leaving a treasured library career after a whole lot of years.
The note on the back says
"From Suryea, 2nd grade- I don't know exactly what it means but it's about the library."
Here's the entire poem, in case you can't read the fabulously illustrated copy from Suryea.
libraryFrom All the Small Poems and Fourteen More by Valerie Worth
No need even
To take out
A book: only
Dry breath of
Ink and paper,
Or stand and
Listen to the
Of a billion
(New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1994)