Published Poet

by David Shandley

Curriculum / Published Poets

Newland College student Reka wrote the poem below.

It was selected from thousands of entries across the UK for publication within a special anthology, The Poetry Trials – Southern England in December 2015. A copy of the anthology is held in the British Library and further libraries across the UK and Ireland.

Congratulations to you from everyone at Newland College. It is a remarkable individual achievement and a credit to the teaching and learning at Newland College.

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Feelings In A Country Churchyard
by Reka

Small but tall the monument stands,
In a world of peaceful nature,
The wind blowing a gentle breeze,
And sunbeams shining down on me.

The grass soothingly makes a tune,
Bees buzz busy from plant to plant,
Butterflies gleam in summer sun,
Spindly creatures spin artistic.

I stand here next to the yew tree,
Where sleeping treasures ever lie,
Beneath engravings on these tombs,
Lies the past that holds the future.

My feet stand on these echoes past
Lessons to learn and maybe taught
But in my hands I hold my dreams
With both of these I’ll now walk on.


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