During English Week, our students had the opportunity to engage in a poetry writing workshop with Anthony Anaxagorou, a British-born Cypriot poet writer and publisher.
We also had three local schools, Lammas School, Ursuline Academy Ilford, Eden Girls School, participating in the freestyle poetry writing competition alongside two Monoux students Sena Gulek and Jann Rivero.
We are proud to announce the winner was Valeria Zagoreanu (Lammas School).
The dark grey walls grow higher and higher,
The windows shut inside the paint;
Mushroom rise downwards from above
Changing colour as the moods change.
All around, roots embrace the bed
Wood to wood, together again.
It's 3 in the morning, but no moon outside,
Or sky, or stars, or hope, or life.
Flowers bloom through the paintings,
Destroying and having fun;
Taking back what they had prior,
The colour and the shade of thoughts.
However the flowers die and dry
And the roots run away,
The mushrooms fall and turn grey
Like the dark grey walls in her room again.