Radford student wins international Poetry Competition
Congratulations to Year 11 student Enling Liao, who was announced last week as the winner of Write the World's World Poetry and Spoken Word Competition, for her moving poem entitled Wood and Water.
Write the World interviewed Enling about her poem here. Read the full poem below.
Wood and Water, by Enling Liao
I never knew a whisper, soft and sweet, could sing
In tranquil lapse. The starshine shimmery and waltzing into
Breath. When languid, gold-lined eyes
Into the sea.
That blue October evening when the spring melts into
Summery wind and
Scarves are not yet abandoned to the breeze
By the bridge a piano hums.
Water on wood,
Velvet on air -
His fingers dream their song into the lap-lapping of a slur; with a
Lull of the wind and the waves
A phrase has
Grey coat swings, shadows play
Afternoon melds sound into Space.
. . .
A passing for each single foggy
And fading; still light dying,
Marigold filtered into a final musky black
Between the planks, the wood is dreaming and the
In Berlin, beside a timber deck where water ebbs and drifts in-
-terminably into the dusk
There hangs a warm thrum-thrum in the air . . .
That Brandeis-blue gold evening pedals out a late October lilt
And the sun falls, and the bridge beside the wood murmurs;