In Celebration of Physical Books

Holding words in your hands 
and on your tongue – dusty scented pages; 
texture of paper under fingertips 
leafing through other lives not lived.

Holding worlds in your hands 
and in your heart – a stranger’s imaginings. 
Shamelessly judging books by their covers; 
delving through bookshelves, and the universe.

by Hannah Dryden

Hannah Elisabeth Dryden is a writer from Oxford, England. She is immersed in words both as a writer of poetry and short fiction, as well as in her day job as a digital content designer. 

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