{silent} stacks…

A white marble alcove, grand statues we found

A haven where stories and secrets abound

With dawn came the morning, a peaceful resound

A place where so many a lost soul surround

A barer of lessons both small and profound

A chance to let thoughts dance, and dually rebound

A morning of quiet in a city renowned

A sleepless dream’s answer, when no one’s around.

Shelby Elsbree NYPL Shelby Elsbree NYPL Shelby Elsbree NYPLPhotographed by the loveliest Karolina Kuras one very early morning at the New York Public Library. Dreamy Dress designed by Louiza Babouryan.

dreaming at dawn ~ p.e.