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2018 Schools Poetry Competition

2018  Schools Poetry Competition – Theme “The Night Before”

The overall winning poem:

The night before the rose shone 

Yesterday I saw a rose, its blossom shined in the moonlight.
Yesterday its beauty shone like diamonds in the glittering sun.
Yesterday the beloved blossom reflected in the lake.
Today it is beginning to fade under the hot, baking sun.
Today it looks grey and wrinkled like an old rhinoceros in the moonlight.
Today its petals are floating on the lake like an old toy boat.

Written by Wilfred Lee, Green Hammerton C of E Primary School.

Comments from the judge Ms Charlotte Green:

“I was very impressed with the overall standard! The winner’s poem was fantastic with a brilliant concept matched with powerful structure. Very well done!”

All poems will be displayed in the children’s tent on show day.

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