Author Archives: jmgale

About jmgale

I try very hard and am sometimes right.

The Metamorphosis by Anna Banasiak

The Metamorphosis   life fell apart hid in the shade of being in silence I’m music I play stopped in existence over time Advertisements

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Our Future Selves – Free Spoken word events in Surrey Libraries

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Library Ology by Benjamin Zephaniah

Library Ology I have a date with Su Ling Lee We’re meeting by the library At 5 o’clock by history I’ll show her some mythology And if we have the energy We’ll check out some theology And if there is … Continue reading

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The Blue Boat by Kathleen Jamie

The Blue Boat   How late the daylight edges toward the northern night as though journeying in a blue boat, gilded in mussel shell   by Kathleen Jamie To read the full poem click here You can find more of … Continue reading

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The Apparition by Herman Melville

The Apparition  (A Retrospect) Convulsions came; and, where the field Long slept in pastoral green, A goblin-mountain was upheaved (Sure the scared sense was all deceived), Marl-glen and slag-ravine. The unreserve of Ill was there, The clinkers in her last … Continue reading

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It’s National Poetry Day!

It’s National Poetry Day and we are launching a poetry competition! For more information on this and further events to mark National Libraries Week please visit the Surrey Libraries website

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Healing a Lunatic Boy by Charles Causley

Healing a Lunatic Boy Trees turned and talked to me, Tigers sang, Houses put on leaves, Water rang. Flew in, flew out On my tongue’s thread A speech of birds From my hurt head. At my fine loin Fire and … Continue reading

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