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.
because no one cares!
We are busy with making happiness.
You start to keep silence ever after!
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
This competition is Supported and Funded by BH Coastal Lottery fund
Meet The Judges
Virginia Macgregor is currently Head of Creative Writing at Wellington College.
Principal of ETC International College,
Vice-Chair of the International Education Association of Bournemouth,
Christchurch and Poole
Cllr Lawrence William
Ward Councillor for Littledown &
Iford Vice-Chairman Audit &
Spokesman for Culture and Leisure
Local Poet from Virginia Water Council
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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