Britain’s National Poetry Competition winner

Patricia McCarthy, winner of the National Poetry Competition, which carries a 5,000-pound prize, wrote her entry about World War I, based on her mother’s memories of the era. The poem, “Clothes that escaped the Great War,” can be found on this link at the Guardian website:

Here’s an excerpt:

“These were the most scary, my mother recalled: clothes

piled high on the wobbly cart, their wearers gone. …”


2 thoughts on “Britain’s National Poetry Competition winner

  1. That was a terrific posting. I got so much out of it–the poem especially, but also the picture. The poem is haunting me and I suspect it will for a long time. David


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