2013 Peoples Choice Poetry Awards

First Choice awarded to Val Neubecker (written to artwork by Sharleen Jespersen)

12. Sharleen Jespersen copy


a boulder hurtles through space
dark, leaden, dull
until Earth’s atmosphere transforms it
into a shower of brilliance
red, purple, gold

from here,
a tiny streak in the sky
up close,
a symphony of light and heat.


Second Choice awarded to Michael Hilston (written to artwork by Lisa Bernic)

39. Lisa Bernic


The colours of the rainbow
in the sky
Make me wish
That I could fly
It’s not to be
But all the while
Nothing can take away
my smile