Sascha Cooper is our Little Poetry Contest winner. Her poem, A Blank Canvas, is a meditation on the power of creativity in normal surroundings. We didn’t get many poems for the contest so it only makes sense to pick a single winner. Perhaps more poets will want to enter the next Little Poetry Contest. But this poem would stand out in any group of poems. Actually, I was quite surprised to receive a poem this good during the very first contest.
You can listen to the winning poem with the player above while you read it here.
A Blank Canvas
Inspiration comes from all seeing eyes.
Let the imagination run wild
With all colours that light up at night.
Outside the window looms a palace
With domes that stretch up to the sky.
Stuck in time, yet current;
Transporting me back to a time of
Princes, kings and queens.
Arabian nights coax and tempt me.
Back in the land of reality,
The box is blaring, mum is cooking
And my best friend is next to me.
The computer is on a small table
That was a shelf – makeshift, but handy.
Drink and numerous papers at my side.
White walls, sleek lines;
Carpet that’s light and not right,
Sliding doors of black and silver.
All this in a box of glass
Ready to be personalised.
A blank canvas.