WINNERS: Poetry Competition 2016
The task of judging was really difficult because the poems (of which we received over 200) were so varied and the words chosen with such skill. The poems also conveyed the poets passion for their subjects such as suffering, death, loss and of course, love. Love unrequited, love unattainable, love rejected, love eternal – and then there were the poems celebrating the beauty of this land and how it makes us feel. And there were really insightful thoughts expressed. For example, ‘he is my cat and I am his human’.
AND THE WINNERS are ‘Who is that woman in the mirror?’ by Ann Chapman (Otaki), and ‘A sunset at the beach’ by Tony Chapelle (Palmerston North). Congratulations to you both!
On Wednesday 24 August, a very pleasant evening for poetry lovers was held in Woodville Library. Poems were shared, both old and new, to the very appreciative participants. We were celebrating National Poetry Day which is held annually on the last Friday in August. Nationwide there are thousands of participants, which proves that poetry is surviving. Poetry rocks!
PS – Tararua District Library will be publishing further poems for several weeks yet – there are so many entries – so please keep enjoying them. We will be in touch with our winners. Thank you to everyone who participated.