booksdefineme

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Today is the start of summer

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Today is the start of summer

If I could

I’d put today in a box

With all it’s flowers and perfumes

And sounds of birds

And gentle breeze

And lambent light

And send it to you wrapped up

In gossamer

And sealed with a kiss.

copyright Elaine Young 2012

11th October 2008

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Author: booksdefineme

I have always been surrounded by books. My parents had books, books and more books. I haunted the library as a child and when I grew up I worked in books shops. When I had children and they went to school I ran the school library. And my husband keeps on telling me there are too many books in the house. They somehow seem to pile up on every available surface almost of their own volition. I fight back and donate mounds of them to the local library but somehow it is a losing battle. I just find more taking their place! For the last eight years or so I have been wrestling with writing a novel and what a fierce tussle it is. I am about to publish this magnum opus in a few weeks time. I feel as I did when I gave birth to my children; nervous but excited!

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