Winning ‘poet’ revealed for National Poetry Day


We were pleased to announce our winning poet, in a competition run for National Poetry Day. Jenny, who lives in Telford, wrote a poem about The Blossom Tree and was chosen from a number of creative entries.

National Poetry Day is a UK-wide celebration of poetry and all things poetical. It’s about everybody sharing poetry, reading poetry, writing poetry and enjoying poetry.

Now in its 24th year, the theme this year is ‘change’ and Eden Futures encouraged people they support to get creative and send in their poetry.

Jenny, aged 53, who is supported by the Eden Futures Telford service, was selected as the winner, receiving a high street gift voucher of choice for sharing such a captivating poem.

The poem explains how nature can bring hope, warmth and comfort to us all.

“The sun came out, and I was adorned with comforts, after living without. How hope greets us. When we have been brave.”

“For nature brings hope, showing her love as a present.”

Andrew Lennox, CEO, commented: “We were really pleased to see so many creative entries and they have all been so captivating to read.

“Congratulations to Jenny whose poem was so touching and a perfect example of how change can bring positivity in life.”

The Blossom Tree – By Jenny

Soft white stars

Pictured with the blue,

Cooling, cooling me

In the sunshine hue.

 

I was afraid

My body still tin,

And feverish and hot

But summer rushed in.

 

The Blossom Tree soon blossomed,

The sun came out, and I was adorned with comforts, after living without.

How hope greets us, when we have been brave,

Like the soft white stars that struggled to save,

And when I was young, it happened timeless before.

 

“Hope” the tree said standing tall,

And the colours of the earth evolve around the seasons.

For nature brings hope, showing her love as a present like a hug.

That gives us a warm glow.