St. Stephen's: Welcome Events 2018
I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a start to steer her by;
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking...
Sea Fever - John Masefield
Following the success of last year's poetry competition, which was won by Mrs. Joyce Atkinson, with commended runners-up, we have decided to run another.
The winning entry will be published in Focus later in the year.
Judges will be appointed from the Church and the communnity.
The prize will bea £20:00 book token and lots of honour and glory.
Poems from young people and children - and previous entrants - will be welcome.
We will publish competition rules and details in September, but to give you a head start, and in case the muse comes early, we can tell you that the subject of the poems entering the competition is to be The Sea. Your poem can be funny, sad, romantic - or what you will; it's form can range from a sonnet to a limerick; or what you choose. But it should be no longer than twenty lines.