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Love song to the Nancy Pearl Action Figure, honoring all Librarians everywhere October 08, 2008 11:50 PM

Ms. Nancy Pearl

Oh, she's my sort of girl

She's my dream girl.


With her beautiful, flexible

"Shushing" motion;

Wide as are the vaults of heaven

Vast as is the sounding ocean,

She's the pearl of the entire world

My girl.


Some call her "dowdy", but I don't care

She'll deal with the rowdy --

He can't hide in a crowd, he

Can't disrupt, he wouldn't dare;

But, she'll always be fair.


There are those who hate her

Want to incarcerate her

But she shushes them bravely

Good-humoredly yet gravely.


Attorney-General Ashcroft

Just doesn't understand

"They'd like to create a terrorist safety zone
In the library"

So he has his henchmen say

The maniacs in power today

Have gotten completely out of hand

And are threatening our land

So our girl takes her stand.


She's a hero for our times

A subject worthy of much better rhymes

Than mine, a shining star;

She'll take you to where the visionaries are

She'll stretch your fantasy to vistas far.


As limitless as is the mind

Of collective humankind

A true Renaissance girl

Is Ms. Pearl

A priceless treasure

Beyond all measure

On freedom's barricade

This dauntless maid

You'll always find.


So Celtic pipes, you skirl

Parade batons, go twirl

Dancers' wide skirts, swirl

Wind-driven pinwheels, whirl

And billowing banners, unfurl

To honor the maid

Manning freedom's barricade.


Her country's pride

With comrades at her side

Preserving truth's light

Showing that Right has might;


Ms. Nancy Pearl

A pearl of a girl

Example to the world.

[BMT     2004]

[The Nancy Pearl Action Figure became extremely popular as a SYMBOL of librarians everywhere, un-intimidated, resisting the provisions of the Patriot Act limiting Freedom of Speech.]

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 October 09, 2008 9:42 AM

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 October 09, 2008 9:55 AM

Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl holds the librarian action figure she inspired.
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