Thursday, 31 January 2013

The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan

Kenilworth Castle...

So he takes me to Kenilworth
On the bus with him.
To see the ruins in the rain.
Elizabeth
Kept her favourite here,
In Kenilworth.

And Time stood still when she came:
The Great Clock Tower
Stopped
For her
And they feasted and frolicked,
Elizabeth and her favourite -
Right here.

And it is the most romantic place I've ever seen:
Kenilworth Castle continuing to
Crumble, as it should,
   in the rain.

This is an excerpt from pg 140 of The Weight of Water. It was one of my favourite pages/poems and when I read the author blurb at the end, it was also Sarah's favourite piece.

The Weight of Water is the story of Kasienka who arrives in England from Poland with her mother, looking for her run-away father.

What follows is a heart-breaking, poignant but ultimately uplifting story of one girl's search for belonging, acceptance and love.

A superb read for mature 12+ readers.


1 comment:

  1. It seems interesting. I'll have to look it up.

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