From four topics, I chose 'A family note' and entered my poem, Summer Night, which was highly commended.
I can't tell you how thrilled I was at this result. I talked about it for days. Here is the poem:
Too hot to sleep, kick off sheet,
and out into the cool night air.
Earth's night light so still and round,
resting in a blanket of stars.
A creaking board, movement, a hug,
Mum's out here too.
Thanks to Lorraine I created this poem and loved the opportunity to submit to her competition. I just love Lorraine's style and enjoyed her book, Star Jumps which won the Prime Minister's Literary Award, 2010.
The experience has ignited my interest in poetry.