Wylam Library is pleased to announce it will re-open at the Falcon Centre on Tuesday 4th July.

Guidepost Library is moving to new premises, The Cleasewell Hill Centre, Choppington from the 7th July 2017

 

Congratulations to our Ship Shape Poetry Competition winner Christine Lowes! 

 

The Fleet

Talls ShipsThere is a familiar arrangement of sea and cliff

where the golden fish-hook bay fails to capture

the milky-green waves sweeping to the beach.

 

It is here that the evening haze is peacock-coloured

and delicate hues run slowly over sky and

water, then melt smoothly together like oil. 

 

Marvel at the moon as it rises out of the sea

to hang motionless like a foreign bloom 

to beam dazzling light on a reek of weed and guts.

 

Watch at dawn, as far out to sea, through melting mist

will emerge the impression of a horizon which 

hides more distance than you will ever see.

 

Look closely, and a white sailed fishing fleet

will emerge, voiceless, timeless, quiet as air

as it drifts like scraps of paper, 

slicing in fast, sharp curves 

towards the women who wait.

 

 

2nd and 3rd place:

Alistair Finlayson - Old Tar Thoughts
Chris Raetschus - Say It Never Happened
 
And highly commended Nancy Priest - Lindisfarne Seals
 
Congratluations to our winner of the childrens competition Ciara Moor - Picnic at the Beach

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