Pupil’s poetry published

We are delighted that Harriet Street’s poem, The Snowdrop, was shortlisted and published in the 2020 Young Poets collection after entering it into the Stratford Literary Festival Poetry Competition in the 11-16 category. Very impressive as she is only just 13. The anthology is available from Waterstones and all good retailers! We look forward to seeing it in print very soon. Well done, Harriet.

 

The Snowdrop

 

Her white winter hat bobs in the breeze

She stands in the shadows made by bare lifeless trees,

Her pale green stem glows in the light

Yet she still gets bitten by Jack Frost in the night.

 

The mice and the rabbits are tucked in safe and sound

But still she stands solemnly on her cold earthy mound,

She bows her small back to the Robin on the branch

Her cemented roots strain as she watches him dance.

 

The fields full of snowflakes sway in the breeze

They battle against gales that can bring them to their knees,

The warm sun slowly rises and the sky sings red and gold

But still the snowdrops stand in the bitter winter’s cold.

 

By Harriet Street

Year 8

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