Imagine each spring
a writer goes to a forest in Norway
to hand over a book
that will not be read for 100 years
until the trees are cut for paper
and words once hidden
wake from silent madness
tying nature to art
and the past
to our unknowable future.
In This Silent Room
in the quiet of the Deichman Library
a century of words will wait
for one thousand growing evergreens
for our children’s children
and for the promise of tomorrow.
Lara Dolphin is a chocolate addict, slacktivist, and determined dreamer. A recovering attorney, novice nurse, and full-time mother of four amazing kids, she is elated and exhausted most of the time.