We asked for creative interpretations of our theme and you did not disappoint. After a difficult judging period, we are proud to announce the winners.
1st Prize: £500 – R. Black
2nd Prize: £300 – J. Cobb
3rd Prize: £200 – S. Edwards
4th Prize: £100 – Fay Smith
By R. Black
Soft, yet stimulating, I had forgotten..
The easy silence of nature which
wraps itself around me, a velvet blanket of stars
with earnest intent, like a dot to dot
children’s book pointing the way.
My breath, frosted, absorbed, tension
is stripped, I merge into the earth, grounded, whole, like
the missing pieces of a giant jigsaw puzzle
complete, life, tranquil, peace reclaims me.
Note: We only ever publish the winning submission which enables the runner-up submissions to have the potential to achieve publication elsewhere.