Winner of our Valentine's Day poetry competition
We gave you the chance to win the perfect Valentine's gift for your favourite bookworm and were overwhelmed by your creativity and passion.
Congratulations to Sian W. from Essex, who made us chuckle with her lovely literary poem. She won a £50 National Book Tokens gift card featuring her winning verse, to be treasured forever (and spent on lots of lovely books, of course).
Here's Sian's winning poem:
You're the Romeo to my Juliet,
The Pip to my Estella -
Our very own love story
Would be a bestseller!
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Poems we loved
There were so many great entries that it was hard to pick a winner! Here are some of the other poems we loved:
You're the pages to my book
You're the cover to my spine
You're the writing to my paper
So will you please be mine?
- Lisa H, West Yorkshire
You are the fresh new book I open and the page I always find.
I read you back and forth - each time, there’s something more.
- Mimi T, Bristol
My bookmark, edges worn with love, with the turning of our pages -
keep a place for me, always.
- Jennifer M, Plymouth
I fell for your charm,
Your wit and good looks,
But also was wooed,
By your love of great books.
- Sarah W, North Yorkshire
I used to crave Jane Austen's Darcy,
Not you, all bad jokes, crude and arsey,
But now I see you're just right for me
Because I'm no Elizabeth B!
- Becky W, Warwickshire
Books are great, books are fun,
please be my bookie-wookie one.
- Martin D, North Yorkshire