On my way to see the lions at the library last spring, I got lost somewhere between Apple Jack’s and Alexander’s grave. A map from the past might have helped. ( I never did get to the library.)
beside a prairie girl with no lantern.
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The poem is mine, but the map is an Iconography of Manhattan Island, 1498-1909 / by I. N. Phelps Stokes. If you can zoom in, do! You might get as caught up in the steep-roofed houses as I did. If you can’t zoom in, go to the library I went to and find maps to help you find your own way to whenever or wherever.
The New York Public Library: http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/index.cfm.
By the way, the library sells the prints from their gallery —in case you want to buy a scroll, hide it in your backpack and go exploring backwards into time. Let me know if you do! We could meet up somewhere and get lost together.