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Stoneleigh Community Library by Trevor Dunford

To celebrate Libraries Week a poetry competition was launched across Surrey.  We looked for poems that celebrated libraries and the individual communities around them. The response was terrific.  Many poets celebrated libraries as a safe space to dream, learn and, … Continue reading

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My Grandfather at the Pool by Glyn Maxwell

In memory of James Maxwell, 1895-1980 This photo I know best of him is him With pals of his about to take a swim, Forming a line with four of them, so five All told one afternoon, about to dive: … Continue reading

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Thirty-Five by Jackie Kay

Thirty-Five As quick as you fell ill, quickly you recover; A quip returned, a memory uncovered. Saline drip, subcut, a new route discovered. You slip into the railed bed, slide under covers. Outside Glasgow Royal – snow – a thin … Continue reading

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Sunrise by B John Burr

SUNRISE     Time is now   Suspended   Waiting   A shifting pause   Ethereal in silence Expectant in hope Emotional in faith Elated in spirit Sacred in moment     Look See   The slash of light   … Continue reading

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If By Dull Rhymes Our English Must Be Chain’d by John Keats

f By Dull Rhymes Our English Must Be Chain’d  If by dull rhymes our English must be chain’d,    And, like Andromeda, the Sonnet sweet Fetter’d, in spite of pained loveliness; Let us find out, if we must be constrain’d,    Sandals … Continue reading

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Halloween by Robert Burns

Halloween by Robert Burns Upon that night, when fairies light On Cassilis Downans dance, Or owre the lays, in splendid blaze, On sprightly coursers prance; Or for Colean the route is ta’en, Beneath the moon’s pale beams; There, up the … Continue reading

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Final entries for the Poetry competition

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