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A Young Lady Named Miss Whiting

A young lady named Miss Whiting
Hosts parties which are always exciting.
We eat lots of cake
And swim in her lake.
And then there comes the exciting!

On Awakening One Hot Summer Morn

On awakening one hot summer morn
I gazed at the beautiful Dawn.
And said, with a start,
Why bless my old heart!
How did you get here Dawn!”.

The Joys of Legal Deposit

Please note, the below post will be of particular interest to those authors who publish in the United Kingdom.

Last week, I received an email from The Agency for the Legal Deposit Libraries which begins,

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“Dear Publisher,

On behalf of the Legal Deposit Libraries, these being the Bodleian Library Oxford University, The Cambridge University Library, National Library of Scotland, National Library of Wales and Trinity College Dublin and in accordance with the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 or the Irish Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000, as appropriate, …”.

The email then goes on to request that I send 5 copies of “The Selected Poems of K Morris”, to the Agency for Legal Deposit, who will forward them on to the above named libraries.

Under the relevant UK legislation, a copy should also be sent to the British Library. However I had already provided my “Selected Poems” to the British Library shortly following it’s publication in August 2019, hence I am not required to resubmit my work to the BL.

I must confess to not having any (print) copies of my “Selected Poems” in stock (other than my own personal copy). I will, therefore need to order 5 copies from Amazon to comply with the above request. Being familiar with the regulations concerning Legal Deposit I ought, of course to have ensured that I kept 5 copies to one side in order to comply with the legislation and it is a lesson to me to do so in future!

Amazon operates a print on demand (POD) model, consequently it will be easy to re-order the requisite number of copies. I do, however wish that I had thought ahead and kept 5 copies aside!

(To read more about Legal Deposit please visit this link, https://www.legaldeposit.org.uk/.

The paperback edition of my “Selected Poems” can be found here, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Selected-Poems-K-Morris/dp/1688049800/

 

Under Nature’s Great Roof

Under nature’s great roof
I feel the truth
In wind and rain.

When I am gone
I shall be one
With wind and rain.

When A Young Lady Named Miss Maddy

When a young lady named Miss Maddy
Asked me to be her sugar daddy,
I composed a rhyme
To Old Father Time.
And a wannabe sugar babe named Maddy.

When A Man With A Face Most Ruddy

When a man with a face most ruddy
Decided to walk mud all over my study,
I took out a gun
Which caused him to run.
And his face it became not so ruddy!

A Very Good Friend Of Mine

A very good friend of mine
Is fond of women and wine.
As for me
I prefer tea.
And I never cross the line!