Story Time at the Library
Cluster here around me. Cross Your legs. Open your mind.
I’m going to tell you stories of a slightly silly kind.
Or lie back on the carpet, close your eyes and try to see
all the varied images that are going to be.
We’ll be crossing to another land where we can be whatever
each of us may want to be: beautiful, brave or clever.
Light the bulbs above your head. Imagine what you hear.
For the next half hour or so, you’l be “there” and not “here.”
In imagination’s magic land, all your dreams come true.
Climb aboard my story train and I’ll share it with you.
And now as then, the crowd being both clever and magnanimous,
They decided they’d all come along. The voting was unanimous.
And so the children climbed aboard to hear a tale or two—
precisely the same stories in the past that I told you.