Treasure Trove II

I get lost in a good bookshop
they are like a treasure trove
and fortunately Lewes town
has them in spades and droves
So of a Wednesday morning
with the sunshine proving warm
we drove there for a browsing
which for us has been the norm
And in a darkened basement
I found Nirvana waiting there
shelves of ancient volumes
just waiting there to share
their secrets with the reader
who will in their pages find
the treasures that I speak of
for the soul and for the mind
Yes, I get lost in a good bookshop
for with patience and good measure
I know that every time I come
I'll find a waiting treasure.

©Jemverse

Photo – Emily Rose Croucher

Pilgrim’s Progress

Found a copy of the ‘Progress’
it was just three ninety-nine
from the Oxfam shop in Worthing
thought, ‘I’d like that to be mine’

So I gave the lady waiting
the price there on the back
and took the volume home with me
to place on my bookrack

It will now have a pride of place
though first I’ll have a read
of those familiar chapters
many times my mind has freed

Bunyan’s ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’
one of the very best
of which I’ve several copies
this new one and the rest

Long has it been a favourite
and one read many times
but still a joy to read again
those loved familiar lines

So I’m rather pleased I found it
and took it home with me
as it now becomes a treasure
with the others naturally

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Quite chuffed

Walking home through Worthing
Having had a Cornish ale
I happen chanced upon a sign
‘The Worthing library sale’

Imagine my amazement
When on the shelves I found
All this history of Brighton
Waiting for me, nicely bound

Many hours of reading
From these treasures I will find
Giving me fresh knowledge
And enlightening my mind

A bargain at a pound for six
I was rather chuffed by this
Something nice to while away
Cold winter days in bliss

©Jemverse

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