Poetry Competition 2020

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 The haiku and poems were reviewed by our judges and the results were as follows:

  Primary School Category

  Maya Ilkiewicz – Year 1, Grove Park Primary School – Blossom Day

  Bella Fletcher – Year 6, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School – The Heralding of Spring

  Secondary School Category

  Haiku

  Skyla – Year 9, Chiswick School – Cherry Blossom

  Matheo – Year 11, Chiswick School – Spring

  Poems

  Jovana – Year 7, Chiswick School – Poem About Spring

  Kate Lucas – Year 12, Harris Westminster Sixth Form – Blossom Trees

  Highly Commended

  Ruby – Year 7, Chiswick School – Smile

  Orson – Year 9, Chiswick School – Orson’s Spring Haiku

  Nathan – Year 8, Chiswick School – It’s Springtime

  Ruqia – Year 11, Chiswick School – Spring is moving with an eagerness in its heart

 

 Lucy Chambers from the Chiswick Book Festival helped us to develop the competition and to judge the entries.

Lucy comments:  I was very pleased to help judge the first Blossom Day W4 Haiku and Poem Competition. I loved reading the thoughtful and imaginative poems, especially enjoying some beautiful turns of phrase which brought images of spring and blossom to life. Well done to all the entrants.

 A big thank you to all our entrants and to Chiswick Book Festival for your support. Please enjoy the poems and haikus below:

Primary School Category

Maya Ilkiewicz – Year 1, Grove Park Primary School – Blossom Day

 MayaMaya

 Bella Fletcher – Year 6, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School – The Heralding of Spring

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Secondary School Category

Haiku
Skyla – Year 9, Chiswick School – Cherry Blossom
 SkylaSkyla
Matheo – Year 11, Chiswick School – Spring
MatheoMatheo
Poems
Jovana – Year 7, Chiswick School – Poem About Spring
 JovanaJovana
Kate Lucas – Year 12, Harris Westminster Sixth Form – Blossom Trees

BLOSSOM TREES

 

A coil squashed bursts into life

At godly heights above the people and their passing feet

‘you have not defeated us’ they protest in fireworks of throbbing colours,

Velvety colours, softening the dark mornings

 

Sometimes wind pierces the idyllic day, a cold knife against soft flesh

A silent descent, careful and measured

A scattered blanket warms the concrete underfoot

Snow fall of delicate petals; the children build blossom men in the streets.

Kate

 

Highly Commended

Ruby – Year 7, Chiswick School – Smile
RubyRuby
Orson – Year 9, Chiswick School – Orson’s Spring Haiku
 OrsonOrson
Nathan – Year 8, Chiswick School – It’s Springtime
 NathanNathan
Ruqia – Year 11, Chiswick School – Spring is moving with an eagerness in its heart
 RuqiaRuqia