There was some wonderfully imaginative poetry on show. The judges were particularly struck by the range of images, situations and emotions which the poems took us through. There were some impressively vivid and detailed descriptions of places such as lighthouses, oceans, forests and night skies, but also some highly intriguing stories.
Winners and runners up:
1st Jakub Fegyveres
2nd - Michael Popov
3rd - Anna Felappi
1. Filip Baranec
2. Grigorij Kuznetsov
3. Thomas Keyes
1. Tadakazu Egawa
2. Daniel Mistrik
3. Joao Maria Pereira
The beautiful lady (Candle light) by Jakub Fegyveres (Y7)
Oh that beautiful lady,
If you see her you're not going to bed,
Until she has 'gone out'.
So elegantly she dances,
Her coat the color of gold,
She is going to warm you,
Even in the bitter cold.
If you touch her when she is out,
You shall experience the most magnificent silky texture.
On the other hand,
If you dare touch her while her dance she performs,
The feeling you are about to get,
Is that of boiling wax.
She attracts many men's gazes,
As they swarm around her.
But after she passes out,
No one spares a thought for her.
She shall only reappear,
After the sun has given up power.
The Lord Of Light by Filip Baranec (Y8)
Light, reflected off the Dwarven gold,
It’s what I’ve heard of from someone both young and old.
It’s what keeps the undead wights away,
But the Light has started fading from the day.
The Light of Life came from the Seven Stars,
Which shine no more, but shone from afar.
We lived a Golden Age then, free of death,
And the Dragon War was over, to distant lands gone, dragonbreath.
But we came to grow too safe and accustomed to the peace,
And the Darkness came, winning the Chess game piece by piece.
We were swept away like leaves before a storm,
And the World began to lose its shape and form.
This Falling of the Light has happened before,
And the Light Mage can help us once more.
We must seek help and call upon the Lord of Light,
Or the World will fall into eternal night.
Precious Light in a Jar by Tadakazu Egawa (Y9)
Outside in pitch black
Little glowing fireflies
Are millions of sparkly
Stars in the night sky
Running and chasing after them
I catch them into my jar
And I hold a precious source of light
Near and deeply into my heart
I already know
That their light will die out
And all there will be
Is my depression and fear
So goodbye luminous bugs
Brighten up the dark night
Make us happily wonder
With your wondrous sight
And don’t forget that
You are not just a tiny
Helpless innocent creature
But you are our beautiful
And precious Source of light