Thursday, March 22, 2007
This afternoon, four pupils set off for the National Library to take part in the 'Poetry Aloud' competition, which was called 'Yeats Aloud' last year. In the first round, participants have to recite one of three set poems by Louis MacNeice, 'Corner Seat', 'Entirely' or, for the most senior, the evocative 'Soap Suds', and another poem from prescribed lists (2007 is the centenary of MacNeice's birth). In later rounds, there are set poems by Yeats and others. The competition is being run in conjunction with the superb semi-permanent National Library Yeats exhibition.