Outside In


I went to the library
It was full of worlds

The library is in town
And the route to town

Is stored away safe
Here in my mind

I am writing this
Sat at home

… and then some

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on March 6, 2014, in Poetry, Prose With Pretensions, Writing and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. I like the reference to TARDIS (Dr. Who, I presume!)
    It IS quite an amazing thing (literally and as a metaphor) – the library with all it contains, the route to get there, and your writing about it while sitting at home. This richness is all inside our heads, a time machine – “and then some” for sure!

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    • Also apart from this extraordinary mental conjuring trick we think/feel we are standing still, whereas in fact we are doing all kinds of movements as the planet is spinning and whizzing round the sun, which is circling in the galaxy, which is …and did I mention the wobble? Our aliveness is amazing, and most often we don’r even notice again

      Just saying. πŸ™‚


  2. Where am I again?
    Here, but there?
    Ahhh, Ben Naga, TARDIS.

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  3. I don’t know where I am these days. Here or there. :-/

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  4. A Brilliant way to conceptualize the library. Funny. I was a librarian for the Bennington College Library & the Westport Library. Among the many worlds I live among. Books of most kinds take you inside the TARDIS & you become lost forever. Books are addicting. GREAT POEM. Love it very much. Jenny 😎

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  5. I am watching the film on Fractals. Ever since i discovered them & found out they were shaping the universe, I have been hooked. Never got the hang of creating one on a grand scale. This is a special film. Thank you for guiding me here. πŸ™‚ I love your creativity. ❀

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  6. THE LIBRARY OF BABEL is Awesome it is the Universe. WOW WOW WOW!!! 😎 Jenny

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    • A lot of Borges’ writing is outstanding. Do check him out.


      • I will do just that. Next project is Proust &/or e.e. cummings. just finished a 29 pt. series on Rilke. I have hear about Borges but i have not taken part in his creativity except through Shawn. I think i mentioned her before. she is my partner of many years. She is more than likely to have his writing. So, i will pass the word along to see if she can dig up a volume or two. Then back around again to Anais Nin & Virginia Woolf. I have books & books of & on V.W. & A.N. collected diaries.

        I am still awed by the Library of Babel. What a photograph. Exceptional. I responded on my Tablet. That is harder to use on line for me.

        Gotta go. In a Manic phase & have lots of things to do. Already did the living room. I start of task. I finish it. CIao Ciao!!!

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    • The future awaits our call.


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