Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Poem of the Week : 'Windwheels'

Our last Poem of the Week in this academic year is our first by one of our own pupils, Benjamin Russell, winner of this year's Senior Poetry Prize.


Winding our way through terraced wine groves and cork-trees,
a fleeting glimpse of this other form of life
from behind protective glass of course.

Gazing down on the rows of yellow flecked scrub

and to our right, white-capped hills:
each windmill like a toy set down by giant children

as they knelt to pick the wild flowers,
the meadows' sparkling teeth.

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