The Book of Kells
Laura O Brien, Transition year.
The colours so vibrant
Like the colour of four seasons.
The feel of velum smooth on fingertips.
The smell of berries fills and covers all the senses.
I fill the the Book with the words of God.
Time passes suddenly as the sun goes down.
I begin my day with a prayer and the feel of fresh calf skin,
As I decorate and cover the book of God with vibrant colours
That are appealing to the eye.
I sit back and admire my breath-taking work.
I end my day with a prayer and with the image of the Book,
still fresh in mind.