2022 Young Poets Results
Congratulations to our young poet Joe Wright winning this year’s competition.
Day Break in Tarbert
The har is deep and dark at dawn.
Cutters cling to the crests of cliffs,
Turn to Tarbert,
Pick paths through shallow allies
With bounties from the Sound.
Cold fish spill in silver slicks
On wet concrete. Custard-yellow fishermen
Tramp toward the day’s first Scotch.
Mackay is in his shed
Resuming the rhythmic snicking sound,
Loom-arm lurching in precise step
With centuries. Outside,
Sun infiltrates the dark,
Cobwebs pick out pearls,
Machair blushes brilliance,
Pegged delicately to the line
Cross-cutting the slice of sea and sky,
A shirt is bloated by the wind.
Mary warms the double bed,
Looks at the still-indented pillow
And thinks about the wake,
As her eager wains run wildly
To print first tracks into the sand.
The curtains in the house are closed,
The waves wash endless on the shore
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Our thanks go to the shortlist team, to Caleb Parkin our 2022 Young Poets Judge and to all those entrants who made the competition so tough for the team. The winning entries can be downloaded and enjoyed from the above table.