Allegra (UG04) was shortlisted for the Keats-Shelley ‘Young Romantics’ poetry prize, run by the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association.
On 23 April there was a ceremony at the Royal Society of Antiquaries with Liz Lochead presiding and Allegra won 1st Prize!
We're very proud of her, and her outstanding poem is included below.
Storm by Allegra UGO4
Over the crust of the world
The storm hums
And rolls thickly,
Considers bursting free.
It hollows away the light,
Saturates the air.
Our bulbs bleed softly against it.
The rain finally erupts,
And I feel the suck of gravity.
It rattles on leaves, umbrellas,
Glosses over the pavements.
This water swells in every street,
Breaks the land apart, quietly.
It has the soft colors of something gentle.
Smearing it all dull brown.