At Brook Farm Inn, Lenox Massachusetts, we’re pleased to say “There is poetry here.” It’s not just a phrase, because we share our library of poetry books with our guests, and have readings sometimes — there’s one coming up on May 16th. Since April is National Poetry Month, here’s a poem about the Inn:
Feeling At Home in the Library at Brook Farm Inn
I think I could happily live in this one room,
high-ceilinged enough to let my thoughts soar.
This space has the most important things–
walls full of books to explore, comfortable seats,
a solid old piano of some dark wood whose keys
invite fingers to roam, warm board flooring
and homey rugs. A frieze of books
marches around the ceiling, setting the theme.
There is a serenity here you can feel,
and warmth…Ah, yes, I can tell
I could be content to live in a room like this.