Barry's Relatively Speaking: Night At The Genealogy Library

Posted on Aug 22, 2012

Barry's Relatively Speaking shares the personal experiences and stories of genealogists found in the Everton Genealogical Helper Magazine collection on MyGenShare.com. Kip shares the following experience.

Gentle darkness falls On the soundless library As night muzzles The workday sounds.

Countless entombed names: Eager to be discovered. Pressed between the covers of Quiet gladiators.

Straight rows of books: Silent soldiers mark time. Waiting their turn for anoiner Battle with mankind.

Standing combat ready on the shelves Waiting for their comrades Who lie wounded at the bindery. The silence hums.

Man has created these soldiers And man will discover their worth Or multilate

These priceless treasures.

Dusty brave books patiently stand, Whispering.

Waiting for someone to unearth Their rich abundance.


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