Alison Cassels is the CKG Judge for Yorkshire & The Humber YLG and is a Reading Officer in Wakefield.
I read and wandered like a cloud
Until my life was #CKG’d
Then all at once I saw a crowd
A host, of wondrous books to read.
Beneath my desk, piled on the floor
Through every post came more and more.
As many as the books that shine
And tempt you from a library bay
They stretched in never-ending line
For every mood and every day.
Two hundred plus I do believe
Stood fluttering forty thousand leaves.
Fuelled with coffee/tea/gin/sherry
I plunged into the pile with glee
A Judge could not but be merry
With such distinguished #CKG
And as I read I often thought
What wealth to me these books had brought.
Outstanding read and visual treat,
The stories nestle in my heart.
Fine words with glorious pictures meet,
Rich feast of writing and of art.
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances like the Daffodils.