Simon Powell Poetry Competition Prize Winner
A poem written by Year 11's Annabel Peet has been recognised in the national compeition The Simon Powell Poetry Prize.
Simon Powell, the founder of Poetry Live, was always a champion of new poetry. Before he died in 2009, he started a poetry competition for students attending Poetry Live. The competition now carries on in his memory.
Daniel Powell, the Director of Poetry Live says: "It’s a great thing that you brought your pupils to a Poetry Live and I think it’s exciting that your pupil’s experience with poetry is going to go a step further. The workshop (to be held this July) will be run by Daljit Nagra and Imtiaz Dharker - both very experienced at nurturing new writing talent. She will also be given a set of books and a chance to read at a Poetry Live event."
Annabel's poem '"Where Your Soul Sits' is below:
Where Your Soul Sits
You left your soul when you walked out.
You left it in my chair –
The one I always told you not to sit in –
And now I can’t sit in that chair,
Because that’s where your soul sits.
I wish I could be angry with you,
And please believe me when I say that I am trying,
But it was always hard to be angry with you.
This is no different.
I sit –
Not in my chair, because that’s where your soul sits –
And think of hate and anger and love
But none of them apply because I don’t hate you,
I’m not angry,
I can’t love you,
And you didn’t die.
You just walked out.
Published on 03rd July 17