Celia Warren

December 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

Getting into a Book

If you can’t tell a book by its cover,
what about inside its leaves?
Succulent and lavish,
in lush golds and greens …
Now a twig sticks out like a bookmark,
there are croaks around page four
where a tree-frog creeps to the next page
to talk to a bright macaw.
The book is damp in the middle,
quite humid, now I look …
“What did you expect?” says Mowgli,
“You’re reading Jungle Book.”

© Celia Warren 2012

Celia Warren

December 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

Well-Travelled

I’ve shrunk with Mrs Pepperpot,
Followed Alice to Wonderland,
I’ve fired my bow and arrow
With Robin’s merry band.

I’ve eaten gruel with Oliver,
Met Gulliver on his travels,
I’ve helped Miss Marple follow clues
As mystery unravels.

I’ve taken tea with Mole and Ratty
By the riverside,
I’ve found myself in tears
When Bambi’s mother died.

I’ve done-as-I-would-be-done-by
With Tom the Water-Baby,
I’ve learned how the camel got his hump
And know it’s true – well, maybe!

I’ve had adventures by the score,
Dodged death and plot and bribery,
And now I’m off to find some more
With my ticket to the library .

© Celia Warren 2012

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