The Library Glow

I wrote the poem The Library Glow a while ago to celebrate my local library, which was recently closed down.

I also wanted to write about the melancholy loveliness of an ordinary, rainy, grey evening in Ore Village.

Poster available here!

Library Glow

…the audio recording is very influenced by my favourite band of the last few years, The Clientele!




By edboxall

I am a printmaker, illustrator, writer, storyteller and artist-educator based in the coastal town of Hastings, England. I have my own 'Pearbox Press' through which I publish my own richly visual story books and poems.

2 replies on “The Library Glow”

This is so beautiful. I got the chills, recognizing an intangible glow that can be held and is often conveyed by books and poems like this one. What is the age range for this poem- if I read it to 6 up would they be interested or do they need to be older? Thank you.

Thank you so much. I think it’s fine for 6 year olds…there might be a few questions and confusion about it, but I think that’s a good thing! It is quite long though…you could read it in the four 3 verse sections and stop to chat about it after each section. This breaks it up nicely for short attention spans.

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