Tag Archives: Poems from Surrey

‘Hands off our library!’ by Eileen Wilkey

‘Hands off our library!’ by Eileen Wilkey Hands off our library! Don’t anyone close, To remove from our midst the treasure we share. Used by all age groups over the years, So tell me it’s safe and stifle my fears. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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‘Conversations with Nature’ by Steve Orji

‘Conversations with Nature’ by Surrey resident, Steve Orji It’s in nature’s quest to want to have dialogue, To bare its bounties of wonders, Outside the frost of man’s habitual stiffness, But it’s in the nature of man, To loathe and stifle … Continue reading

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‘My Nepal’ by Isabella-Maya Iandoli

‘My Nepal’ by Surrey resident, Isabella-Maya Iandoli (Age 7) Magnificent mauve mountains stand Facing the ridiculously red rhododendrons They both watch the delightful dinky dogs Run around in the long wet grass Grandma’s glorious garden with gardenia and gladioli The smell … Continue reading

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‘Poor Matthias!’ by Matthew Arnold

‘Poor Matthias!’ by Matthew Arnold Born in Laleham (24th Dec 1822) Poor Matthias!—Found him lying Fall’n beneath his perch and dying? Found him stiff, you say, though warm— All convulsed his little form? Poor canary! many a year Well he knew … Continue reading

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‘Oxted Library’ by Jenny Lochhead.

‘Oxted Library’ by Jenny Lochhead. Oxted Library. What a wealth of words are in banks of books in this library. Coffers of literature offered freely all through our lives. How rich we are!

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‘The library is such a helpful place’ by Doreen Littmoden.

‘The library is such a helpful place’ by Doreen Littmoden. The library is such a helpful place to while away the hours. You spend some time to study and sometimes just to browse. Children can be occupied by joining in … Continue reading

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‘The Library of Books’ by Merlynda K Robinson

‘The Library of Books’ by Merlynda K Robinson from West Sussex Mama is critical of my reading. Needing food and clothing, flour and rice, and toilet paper, is “Not so important.” My mama says. Mama says reading, writing, sums, and the … Continue reading

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