Winners 2004

Laura Tisdall (Third prize)

Hayesfield Girls’ School, Bath


I walked among the Dead for years
Through my own stubborn bent;
Not quite in the shadowed realm
But awaiting the event.

Then in the hour I never looked
A sudden patch of sun;
I did not hold it close enough –
It shivered, and was gone.

Now the dawn grows closer still
And lately, in the air
I feel a careful stirring,
A waiting, everywhere –

I saw the Dead to sleep last night
Perhaps they slumber still –
If one day of living
Can take away that chill.

Project Details

  • Date January 25, 2015
  • Tags 2004 Early Morning - Winning Poems