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Boston Public Library

By Chris SienerPublished 2 years ago 1 min read
Bates Hall positioned parallel to Dartmouth St. on Copley Square

Two trips in

two weeks

Different groups

different perspectives

Both taken to

Government Central for a

Freedom Trial meander

into the open greens of Boston Commons

Brewer Fountain with Massachusetts State House in backdrop

smelling the casual cannabis consumers

from passers by

while spring foliage watching

street musician listening,

when wandering the Public Gardens,

Then onward to Commonwealth Ave,

en route to Trinity Church,

Statue of preacher Phillip Brooks on groun of Trinity Church with Hancock Tower In backdrop

near the John Hancock glass tower,

and then the

Boston Public Library

Not like just any library …

An art museum of sort

With a center fountain court

Paintings, murals, marbled lions in wait

Books and books for all to partake.

Yellow Siena marbled staircase with sculpured marble lions lying in wait

A Zen place

for those who appreciate

institutions built

for generations to come.


As a “Palace for the People”,

my work colleagues

will likely not forget

the Boston Public Library

nor the sites, food, and spirits

of this fine city, serving

lobster and Samuel Adams ale

well into the night.

Highly recommend walking the Freedom Trail and visiting the Boston Public Library (BPL) if you have the opportunity. The BPL was the first municipality funded free public library built in the United States and it‘s a legacy for the public it serves.

The courtyard is based on the Palazzo Della Cancelleria of Rome, a favorite Zen place


About the Creator

Chris Siener

Many poems and posts I write have a nature theme, with family or faith frame of reference. I hope you enjoy.

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