seaomelette

United Arab Emirates

Heyo! I’m Lauren, a rising junior who loves reading too many fantasy novel series, listening to music, and eating a probably unhealthy amount of ice cream.

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Library

November 16, 2020

PROMPT: Birdsong

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Soft sliding susurrations, light lift of page,

A sigh, a huff, a breath, murmurs in the murky quiet,

Rustling, shuffling, low thunder of a rolling ladder,

A blurted sentence, shhh, muffling curtain of silence. 

Broken intermittently with creaks of rusted lamp joints, squealing—

Footsteps, echoing down the aisles, ricocheting off the high ceiling arches

Tuff, tuff, tuff, hush! Absorbed by fabric-bound spines, standing proud,

Lined up on infinite shelves, yawning down the literary corridor of the ages—

Clatter of a dropped pen, careless student cramming, crying indistinguishably

The books bend close, whispering inaudibly little nothings of comfort:

Hush, hush, hush, you’re not alone. 

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11 Comments
  • Busssy.Beee

    YESS!! i 1000% echo everyone below!! this piece is just fits the prompt so well!!


    10 months ago
  • bookmagic

    Wow. This was such an amazing piece. It makes me want to be very quiet as if I'm actually in a library. Amazing


    10 months ago
  • Bertrand

    so stunning.... this prompt is worth a try for sure. By the way, all the descriptions there were so vivid and the rhythm, sweet as well!


    10 months ago
  • Starlitskies

    Wow wow wow! This is simply a masterpiece! I love the ambience you create!
    I'd be extremely grateful if you could review one of my poems. You don't have to but, it'd mean so much for me to get your honest opinion. Also, if there's anything of yours you'd like me to review, don't hesitate to let me know. Thanks! :)
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/198882/version/405666


    10 months ago
  • Anlee

    oooo this was a very creative take on the prompt! lovely lovely job <33


    10 months ago
  • The Dreamer

    This is so good. Makes me feel like I'm in a library... Hey could you please review this piece?
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/200577/version/416411
    Thanks. Hope you have a lovely day!


    10 months ago
  • Writing4Life

    Hi! Would you mind possibly reviewing this piece? https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/203102/version/416550


    10 months ago
  • Deleted User

    BEAUTIFUL!! Seriously, how do you do it?!! Btw I just read your bio and literally started laughing because I share the same interests :D


    10 months ago
  • Stone of Jade

    oh wow this is gorgeous. also i thought i was following you! I guess i wasn't--but now i am lol


    10 months ago
  • don't you see the starlight (#TS)

    ah this is just comfort for the bookworm's soul


    10 months ago
  • midnight.summerrose

    Wow!! This is beautiful and amazing!! :)


    11 months ago