Poetry: Books and the Book

There are books in the making,
And books in the store:
There are books on the table,
And books on the floor.
The Library and stock room
Have books piled up high;
There are more to be written,
And more I must buy.

There’s a new book of science,
And a book of the play,
There’s a book of the year,
And the book of the day.
There are books to refer to,
And some to ignore,
Ihere are books that will thrill you,
And others will bore.

But the Book of the ages,
Of balance, of power,
Is the Book called the Bible,
The Book of the hour;
Exhaustless its treasure,
Eternal its store,
All the good of the others
Is here – and much more.