Posts Tagged ‘library’


i’m sat here in the library
trying to read a book of
poems except i can’t
i read some words and
then i wake up. i look
for my spot, i’ve only
been asleep a millisecond
and it’s gone. i look around
to see if anyone has noticed
that i fell asleep and i don’t
think they have. that means
i haven’t let out an ungodly
and unearthly noise. i find
the last words i remember
reading and then wake up


i could stay here
all day and all night
reading poetry, history, fact and fiction
listening to the squelch of tyres
on wet tarmac
conversations whispered as
people try not to disturb anyone
others are loud and don’t care
the cool air of an autumn
day in summer blowing on my back
at the library i can avoid the responsibilities of life
and listen to the thoughts in my head
as they go round and round
i must go now and face the world
leave my place of
happiness, comfort and security
and see what life has to offer me
outside the library


Here’s the third of my blogs as Writer in Residence for Kirklees. Hope you enjoy reading it.


This is a poem I wrote some time ago but it seems appropriate to post today because it’s my first week back at university and it’s also ‘Poetry Day’ too. Have a great day everybody 🙂

Approaching the building tall and imperious

In appearance it could house

Anything inside its vast system

Of caves, caverns and tunnels

But I know better because I have

Been to this place before

This is a place of words, pictures and images

Dreamt up by people far and wide

Names we know but many we don’t

Where theory and counter theory

Are discussed and debated at length

Long into a star lit night

Where reputations are forged from pages

And pages of volumes of thoughts

All arranged neatly in rows

Where questions can be answered

And further questions asked

Essay’s, assignments, thesis’s and more

Are all carefully crafted using the knowledge of others

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Of the past and taking their

Work to new undreamt of levels

Knowledge from the past is

Merged with knowledge from the present

To become the knowledge of the future

Row after row, aisle after aisle

Sits in this place waiting to be

Discovered by a new generation

Eager to absorb it all into their minds

And use it for the benefit of all

People on earth for all of mankind

To some this is just a building

To others it is a library to go and read in

But to me it is much, much more

Then any of this

To me this place and others like it

Are the Great Halls of Learning

Where thousands of years of knowledge

Is there for all to read and absorb

And pass on to generation after generation

For all of eternity and beyond