The Heroines Among Us
What a spectacular recognition Joan McNerney gives to a profession that is unassuming, yet brings magic to people’s lives! Read McNerney’s delightful poem of a Librarian and the beauty she encompasses therein!
Always cherished the sanctity of
this place. This refuge of
knowledge arranged in infallible
logic of the Dewey Decimal system.
Judith loved to touch these volumes.
Especially heavy reference
dictionaries, atlases, almanacs
and encyclopedias. Those sheltered
in secluded shelves for staff only.
Children come along each day
to feast on colorful books. Lounging
in small chairs, they become
spellbound by cornucopias of words.
Mostly she likes the retirees who
linger with newspapers and
magazines in the reading corner.
They confess not to understand
computers, writing down requested titles.
At the end of evening, Judith walks
through the quiet. Before leaving,
she will select a saga of spicy
adventure to flavor her evening.
Joan McNerney’s poetry is found in many literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Poet Warriors, Blueline, and Halcyon Days. Four Bright Hills Press Anthologies, several Poppy Road Review Journals, and numerous Spectrum Publications have accepted her work. She has four Best of the Net nominations. Her latest title is The Muse in Miniature available on Amazon.com and Cyberwit.net