Last week we had our popular Thursday Poetry competition and the topic was isolation.
We had this comp judged by Ingrid. She is one extraordinary woman who is a great poet herself and runs an awesome blog called Experiments in fiction. Ingrid kindly agreed to judge this competition and before I reveal the winner, she wanted to say a few words:
First of all, I’d like to say what a huge honour it has been to judge this competition. I have recently learned that a poem I wrote for a competition is about to be published in a forthcoming anthology, so I know how exciting it feels to take part. In my opinion, everyone who took part in this competition is a winner. Each poem told me a story of the individual’s response to isolation. It was very moving to me to read all of these entries. I know that many people around the globe are enduring isolation now, and turning to their inner strength to pull them through. I have nothing but admiration for each one of you! But I have to pick a winner, so my winner is…
Congratulations Haroon! Check out his incredible poem here:
This is what he wrote:
Our judge said:
I liked the simplicity of the message rendered poetic by the author’s careful choice of words and metre. To me this poem sums up the lockdown situation in a succinct and powerful manner. Congratulations Haroon!
Our winner is awarded with our very special, very rare, very amazing Penable Award! Haroon, please check out this link for more info: https://penableme.wordpress.com/2020/04/19/new-the-penable-award/
Haroon gets this award along with all of our runners up!
And the runners up are…
- Nima Mohan! Check out her beautiful poem here:
Our judge said: I enjoyed the heartfelt story of love for a friend which the author only fully realised when isolated from that person.
2. Anisha! Check out her amazing poem here:
Our judge said:
This poem really spoke to me of the suffering induced by isolation, and the need to find inner strength during this difficult time.
And our last runner up is former judge, SaaniaSparkle!
A massive thank you to everyone else who participated, we loved each and every one of your poems! Congratulations to the winners and runners up and a big thank you to our judge, Ingrid, you really are wonderful!
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