A poem in an instant...
I suppose you don't remember,
The diamonds and the pearls,
The handsome buttoned up waistcoats,
And the elegant dresses worn by the girls
The long, elaborate tables,
The exquisite food made by the cook.
But I suppose you don't remember,
To you it's just a history book.
I suppose you don't remember, by Polina Diakov, was the winning entry in the junior section of our 2016 competition, on the theme Now and then.
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Poetry on Loan promotes contemporary poetry through public libraries in the West Midlands
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We supply poets for events, support Poet Laureate and Young Poet Laureate schemes, provide promotional material, run training sessions
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Our meetings include representatives from each library authority in the West Midlands region - everyone is involved, from the huge Birmingham Libraries to tiny Telford and Wrekin.
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