Arty Bees: Quality Pre Loved Books, Bought, Sold and Exchanged
But did Mary Elliot pre love that copy
series) which I recently bought
3rd prize for Attendance? How many
to give Mary a prize? Did someone
Elliot in 4b, with the bad skin
Do you think a prize would cheer her up?
Or was Mary 4b’s mascot, a sunbeam
but so friendly and helpful
were 1st and 2nd Prizes for Attendance?
Forest’s Autumn Term or C S Lewis’s
and the Goblin? Did you, Mary?
And what these red scrawls
And the pink, sugary deposits
(the one later expelled from Nelson College)?
about grandmothers spinning in towers
is to make up rhymes and stamp
But now you’re clearing up the house
things on your mind than princesses
with its funny bookplate (it was a joke
Harry Ricketts has published eight collections of poems, most recently Your Secret Life (HeadworX, 2005). He lives in Wellington, New Zealand where he teaches English literature and creative non-fiction at Victoria University.
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