Salem's Den Journal
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2003-02-17 18:59:04 (UTC)

Life is in that room 1/16/2003

The long winter closes in
the child dancesin the room

No one cares what is not within

Life is in that room.

Bookshelves containing

Books of a life time

Rousseau, Voltaire, Dostoyevsky, TOlstoy

Aristotle, Plato, Locke, Hume,

Goethe's Faust, Machiavelli's The Prince

Samuel Johnson, Boswell,

A lifetime of study

How can one ever leave?

Life is in that room.

THe child dances, knowing not of

THe philosophical dances choreographed

on the shelves.

As she ages she will read.

Discourses, Social Contracts, Emile.

THe Brothers Karamazov, Anna Karenina

And she will be

e n l i g h t e n e d

by the

life in that room.