seaomelette

United Arab Emirates

Heyo! I’m Lauren, a high school sophomore 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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10 Comments
  • Bookwitch

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


    2 days ago
  • therisingwriter

    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!


    4 days 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


    4 days ago
  • Anlee

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


    5 days 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!


    7 days ago
  • Writing4Life

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


    7 days ago
  • TheSpellcheckSurvivor

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


    7 days 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


    7 days ago
  • anemoia & lattes (#dreams of autumn)

    ah this is just comfort for the bookworm's soul


    7 days ago
  • midnight.summerrose

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


    8 days ago