Peace and Quiet


I hide my photos
in-between volumes
of “Shakespeare.”

From pages of prose
I unearth memories
at a leisurely pace.

Against the leather spine
my nails tap a warning:


A library is meant for quiet.


Author: redgladiola

Creative writer happily predisposed to flights of fancy. You can find my poetry and short prose at

22 thoughts on “Peace and Quiet”

  1. The last line reminded me of a show I used to watch, All that. They would do a skit where this woman who was librarian would make obscene noises, and the scream: QUIET! THIS IS A LIBRARY!

    It was humorous, which I’m pretty sure this isn’t meant to come off that way 🙂

  2. Outstanding poetry! It deserves several reflective readings to extract all the “good” you have put into it. 😛

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