First choice awarded to Peter Rondel (written to artwork 40 by Darren Towie)
Six strawb’ries set sail
on a rickety old raft
some thought it strange
but everyone laughed.
They sailed from the jetty
when no-one was there,
but where were they going?
They just didn’t care.
Second Choice awarded to Nathan Hondros (written to artwork 16 by Cameron Dermer)
The split grin horizon
As sharp and sweet as the
Jaws of a happy, lucky dog
Watching from a window sill
Where my friend leaves his poems to dry
See the blemished blue sky
The flesh and yellow of the earth
The freedom of animals, of muscles
Of black and white release
The you and the I
Off the leash for once
Third choice awarded to Colleen O’Grady (written to artwork 23 by Gillian Deague)
Classical music fills Gillian’s ears
As she paints brilliant tears
Of dotted delight, the pink of rose
Pretty blues on delicate mauve
And gentle aqua brings to mind
The art of a woman so refined
And with a sweep of the brush
Some colours rise like a blush.
Appear delicately contoured trails
Of interesting shapes like animal tails