Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Day 15 NaPoWriMo (finally caught up!)

This picture came from Easy Street Prompts

I remember research
projects in high school.
Facing that many-eyed
card catalogue.

Those well-worn
index cards soft
as cotton. Fingering
through them to find

appropriate books.
Each drawer I opened
breathed freedom
into the library.


paisley said...

will the dewey decimal system become yet another in the long line of "lost arts"???????

Pam said...

I love the phrase "soft as worn cotton". I worked in a library during college and spent many a fine hour in the stacks and card catalogues. I still judge a town by its library.

Geraldine said...

I enjoyed reading this very much. Brought back some wonderful memories. Great photo too.


UL said...

you brought back memories Linda

ArtyEm said...

old fashioned paper.
what will the kids remember from their research now?
old keyboards?

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