Monday, April 28, 2008

Junior Poetry Prize Winner, 2008

Congratulations to Joanna Tottenham of II form, who has been awarded this year's Junior Poetry Prize for her poem 'Hearts' (which will also be our next Poem of the Week). Mr Canning, the judge, comments on the influence of Sylvia Plath and Emily Dickinson.

In addition, the English Department awards book tokens to :
III form : Amelia Shirley and Rosanna Young
II form : Opeline Kellett
I form : Kezia Wright.

We will shortly be posting poems from these entrants.

'Hearts', by Joanna Tottenham

Like a time-bomb they tick,
Always running,
Loving, scarlet,

Sweet like syrup.
Tender as an eggshell,
Broken so often yet

By the antidote of others.
Working alone,
No coffee break.
As precious as gold

Carelessly cast away
In the depths of darkness,
Ticking on


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