The Libraries Didn't Burn
despite books kindled in electronic flames. The locket of bookish love still opens and shuts. But its words have migrated to a luminous elsewhere. Neither completely oral nor written — a somewhere in between. Then will oak, willow, birch, and olive poets return to their digital tribes — trees wander back to the forest?
Copyright © 2011 by Elaine Equi. Reprinted from Click and Clone with the permission of Coffee House Press.
Elaine Equi is the author of numerous poetry books including, Click and Clone (Coffee House Press, 2011).
Date Published: 2011-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/libraries-didnt-burn