23 May 2012 in Ian Stephen Blog
In case you didn’t see it on Western Isles Libraries Facebook page – heres’ a new poem made in response to invitation from Kathleen Milne, team leader Western isles Libraries
Dinny Smith comes home
Among the Bushrangers
The Gorilla Hunters
Two Years before the Mast
The Coral Sea
The Sea of Adventure
From Russia with Love
And then there was John Sandwick
who steered you to the Baltic
(the books department, not the shoes).
You browsed, he smiled.
You’d read everything in the house
but you’d reached the age for tickets.
You read the books at the shelves
till they said you could take them home.
The lady librarian explained spines,
how they could snap
if you folded and squeezed down,
how dog-ears spoiled it for everyone,
how bookmarks were best.
For more information about Ian visit his website at www.ianstephen.co.uk
© Ian Stephen, 2012