Ever eager, moving quickly, ever sure.
Seeking answers, wanting magic, craving more.
Face bending, towards the page, towards the tale.
Eyes are hungry
Keen to devour every word and each detail.
Holding tightly to their most precious treasure.
Hearts are pounding
As they savour each taste of fear and pleasure.
On they travel
Abreast a dragon or unicorn sublime.
Under rainbows, into portals, beyond time.
On with beings
Elfin fairies, mythic heroes, monsters wild.
And those creatures
Clamber closely to enchant each willing child.
It’s the magic
That enthrals them and beguiles them…. take a look
At the wonder
On their faces as each child enjoys a book.