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From the heart of this dark, evacuated campusI can hear the library humming in the night,a choir of authors murmuring inside their booksalong the unlit, alphabetical shelves,Giovanni Pontano next to Pope, Dumas next to his son,each one stitched into his own private coat,together forming a low, gigantic chord of language.
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Billy Collins, From Books

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From the heart of this dark, evacuated campus
I can hear the library humming in the night,
a choir of authors murmuring inside their books
along the unlit, alphabetical shelves,
Giovanni Pontano next to Pope, Dumas next to his son,
each one stitched into his own private coat,
together forming a low, gigantic chord of language.

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Billy Collins, From Books

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