Congratulations to our poetry competition winners. We received some wonderful submissions but absolutely loved Ellie Shepherd’s Time to Reflect.
1st Prize: £150.00 Ellie Shepherd
2nd Prize: £100.00 Daniel Nesbitt
3rd Prize: £75.00 C. W. Smith
Time to Reflect
by Ellie Shepherd
Snowfall – soft, enticing, ice tingles on my tongue
I reach deep within, shrouded in wool, remembering days of shimmering hues and skates on frozen ground.
Gone but never forgotten, I cling to its essence, like a child reaching for comfort.
Yet, I dread and embrace the winter months, pine trees clad in winter garb, the branches shaking free of snowy weight.
A savage wilderness wraps its frosted embrace around my world. So, this becomes my time of reflection,
of misted streams, a blanket of white with bone-chilling touch.
The earth waits, as do I to be reborn.