The Book of Kells

Laura O Brien, Transition year.

Object no. 28 Book of Kells, c.800
Old Library, Trinity College Dublin

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.

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