Red Hawk

The Library of Muted Tongues

                         for the dedication of the UAM library

And are you proud of this storehouse of books,
of the line and symmetry of its bricks,
its majesty and elegance of looks?
Beware! One day in just a few brief ticks

men as yet unborn will gather clay,
both yours and mine and that forgotten trace
of all the books herein placed on display,
to make new brick to build another place

to hold more books as yet unwritten and unread.
They will not weep for us, forgotten, dead.
So if these books their muted tongues could speak,
they might say,  Stranger look within yourself
to find that treasure for which you seek;
it's in your Heart and not upon this shelf.

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