Friday, May 25, 2012

Peter Dix Prize for Poetry, 2012

Congratulations to the winner of this year's Senior Poetry Prize, Sadhbh Sheeran, and also to Joanna Tottenham, who receives a Commendation. Over the next week we will post here some of the entries (and continue posting Junior entries too).

The Senior Prize is in memory of Peter Dix, Old Columban, who died in the Lockerbie bombing of Pan Am 103 in 1998. The trophy stands in the Library (above).

Here is one of Sadhbh's poems from her winning portfolio:-

My World

My world is a box,
Two by two,
Flat floor, flip roof,
Damaged with age.
Inside, a butterfly,
Pressed flat,
Wing torn.
A stamp,
From someplace far,
A single sock,
Hole in the toe,
Missing its friend.
A feathery flower,
Orange in the centre,
Brown edges,
Slowly rotting.
My world is a box,
So obvious,
Yet unimportant.

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