Margaret Holbrook

November 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

Who Will You Find?

Look for the friends
on your library’s shelves,
the ones with unforgettable names.
Surround yourself in the books
of monthly instalments.
Know the tales of
childhood hope
and adult loss.
Let your soul be touched
by the lightness of
Little Nell and her shop
of curiosities.
See before your eyes
the poverty and uncertainty,
the swindlers and the swindled.
A contrasting world
where some languish
in black and white
while others live in colour.
And with every turn of a page,
feel those lines and letters,
give them space to breathe.
They give life to the place
that is imagination.

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