Sweet Seventeens

Sweet Seventeens

Rosie’s much loved first collection. ‘How much life can you squeeze into seventeen syllables? Quite a lot if you’re Rosie Johnston. Some of these poems are like tiny stories, others like soft pillows, others like pieces of ice. Read them and you’ll want to write a few of your own!’ Author, Vestal McIntyre.


Water, olives, fresh clams to come,
I lick sunlit
sheep’s cheese off my thumb.

The world is mine now, I cup
it pulsing
breath-born in my hand, vital.

Buying a pdf of any of Rosie’s books is really easy through the Lapwing Publications website.  To buy paper copies of Lapwing’s beautiful, hand-made books, you can order from Lapwing direct.

Rosie has a few copies for sale too – please email rosiejohnstonwrites@gmail.com if you would like to buy from her direct for £10 each, including p & p. She will be happy to sign them, if you’d like.