The Book Of Kells

By Kate Walker, 2nd Year

Object No. 28 Book of Kells, c800.
Trinity College Library

Behind the glass box,

Shows years of hard work,

Each page carefully designed,

No mistakes made.

Many calves died for the paper,

Handmade inks tested to perfection,

Hours in the Round Tower,

Quill touching vellum.

Sacred designs decorate,

The First Testament,

Colours and shades,

Enlighten the pages.

Stories are documented

By the Monks Day to day,

Night by night

To be read after years on end.

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