A Public Disgrace

A Public Disgrace

After ‘The Garden of Love by William Blake’

I went to the library I love

And saw what I never had seen:

A notice was pinned to the wood

Where the opening times should have been


And the doors of the library were shut

And ‘CLOSED’ written over the door;

So I peered at the script on the notice

And frowned at the news that it bore.


‘This library will close every Friday.’

Carnegie must weep up above

To see how the poor once again must be kept

From reading the books that they love.


Cardiff Council closes Cathays Library on Fridays from 1st April 2013

First published in Reach Poetry






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