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Falling, by Annie Whyman

Annie Whyman from Jack Hunt School won first place for her poem, 'Falling' in the Poetry section of the University Centre Peterborough Literary Competition.


Soft grass under her feet,

Sweet air, she takes

A bite from a fruit,

She’ll fall from the garden.

Where her love clung to her waist, 

Like a baby, a buried bride,

A necklace of rope,

Hung in a cave of stone.

So she’ll lie under the willow.

Garlands of flowers,

And old hymn on her lips,

Kissed by the water. 

Galloping hooves

Churned up dust,

A leap of faith,

Before the king.

The smell of old paper,

An empty summer room.

Weighted stones

A walk by the river.



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