ORPHEUS AWARD WINNING POEMS

Global Winner: Daisy Shi - China

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creativity Prize: Leung Ho Yin Alice - Hong Kong

Who hurts you? 

 

You used to smile a lot. 

Chirp ,chirp, chirp. 

White clouds climbed up  

to you blue face, 

Whisper, whisper, whisper. 

Trees and grass chit-chatted with mountains. 

Swish, swish, swish. 

Streams ran here and there, 

clink, clink, clink. 

But now we are invading. 

Bang! Bang! Bang! 

You are sobbing day and night, 

leaving your heart in shade. 

Nobody listens, 

because no one cares! 

We are busy with making happiness. 

You start to keep silence ever after! 

Animals leave! 

Rivers flood! 

Lands cracks! 

Everything is not in the track. 

Your punishment makes us scared, 

Shiver, shiver, shiver. 

The clouds cry, the wind is furious, 

Whiff, whoosh, whizz. 

We know we have done something wrong to you, 

Because of our selfishness. 

It is the time to heal you. 

Can you forgive us? I beg! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspiration Prize: Wang Junshi Spino - China

A Thunder

Poetry courses are provided by ETC International College.

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This competition is Supported and Funded by BH Coastal Lottery fund

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Meet The Judges

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Virginia Macgregor

Virginia Macgregor is currently Head of Creative Writing at Wellington College.

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David Jones

Principal of ETC International College,

Vice-Chair of the International Education Association of Bournemouth,

Christchurch and Poole

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Cllr Lawrence William

Ward Councillor for Littledown &

Iford Vice-Chairman Audit &

Governance Conservative

Spokesman for Culture and Leisure

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Harvey Martin

Local Poet from Virginia Water Council

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Ms Jane Millward

Jane Millward was appointed Chief Executive Officer in March 2019.

Jane joined E-ACT as a regional education director in September 2016 before being appointed national director of education in February 2017.

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