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Above:  Part of My Library, Sunday Morning, July 7, 2013

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My library, full of a host of books

on various topics

and from more than one point of view,

is not just for looks.

There I find words from fans and critics

of various people and ideas numbered more than a few.

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My library, full of a host of books,

used to be much larger,

the volumes more numerous.

But then it took

up too much space, I argue;

it was too much fuss.

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So I reduced its ranks,

keeping what I perceived to need

and selling the rest.

Seeing more of my walls and floors was my thanks;

on open space partially do I feed,

as experience and time do attest.

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My library, full of a host of books,

has grown again during the last two years,

so it I prune occasionally.

It is good to see a vacant nook,

and clutter on me wears,

so open space is key.

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My library, full of a host of books,

remains a convenient reference library,

for no screen can compare to the printed page.

Bound volumes I have not forsook

in my quest for an open home sanctuary.

No, books remain, for me, all the rage.

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Yet to prune the library from time to time

is indeed advice quite sage,

for I mean to remember and act upon a great lesson–

to maintain a healthy balance in my home clime

as I consult words on a page,

words that my soul feeds on.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JULY 7, 2013 COMMON ERA

Below:  More of My Library, Sunday Morning, July 7, 2013

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