by Louis MacNeice
“Time was away and somewhere else,
There were two glasses and two chairs
And two people with the one pulse
(Somebody stopped the moving stairs)
Time was away and somewhere else.
And they were neither up nor down;
The stream’s music did not stop
Flowing through heather, limpid brown,
Although they sat in a coffee shop
And they were neither up nor down…”
Create a poem for National Libraries Day 2016
Saturday 6 February
Do you remember your first visit to the library? Did a helpful member of staff explain the Dewey Decimal system? Perhaps you were enticed by the video rental service? Maybe you’re still planning your first visit? We would love to hear about your first library experience so why not submit a poem to the poetry blog?
CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS : 6 February 2016.
There is no prize for the submission, but we would like to publish your poem on the blog. We cannot guarantee which poems will be included but will try to add as many as possible.