Epigram Written On The Surface Of An Old Table In My College's Library

At college my head was not wholly filled with rocks.
From time to time, I had a couple of looks

(at antique poems reprinted in dusty old books)

between glimpses at the shoeless girls' striped socks.

 

Starward

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Forty-six years ago to this very day, in the pleasant summery afternoon of that day, a Friday, I first entered my college's library and was immediately impressed by two very awesome sights:  the number of books on poetry, astronomy, theology and history that it contained; and the beauty of the girls who, while studying there, had either slid their shoes off, or had walked barefoot, or just socks, from their dormitories to the library.

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