Saturday, May 19, 2012


Over the next week more entries from the Junior Poetry Prize will be posted here. Mark Russell (a previous winner) was Commended for this poem:

'Time' by Mark Russell

From the pudgy pink face
of a smiling little child
To a grey hunched
figure, warped by
wrinkles and furrowed brows

From a vibrant green leaf
sprouting proudly from a branch
To a dried out brown husk
crunched underfoot
on a cement path

From a rust-coloured fox
bravely facing a road
To a slumped pile of matted,
bloody fur
To a cloud of swollen
turquoise flies.

The passing of time
can be savage,
But the here and now is

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