Songs of the sea – lines from young poets

sea-glass-muralImage by Brian Herzog

For National Poetry Day 2013, we present a fantastically imaginative and original selection of water imagery, inspired by the English National Ballet teaser challenge. Young Poets Network is collaborating with ENB to get young poets involved!

For our teaser challenge in collaboration with English National Ballet, we showed you excerpts from Byron’s poem The Corsair (1814), which is the inspiration behind English National Ballet’s forthcoming production of Le Corsaire (The Pirate). Le Corsaire ends in a tragic shipwreck, one of the most breath-taking spectacles in ballet, which mirrors the poem’s interest in the seductive danger of the sea. We asked you to come up with your own lines and phrases of poetry about the sea, so we could create an inspiring poetry-cloud.

The theme of National Poetry Day 2013 is ‘Water, water, everywhere’, so this seems like a lovely way to celebrate, with gorgeous lines from talented young poets!

Sea imagery word cloud 2 scaled

Congratulations to Ailsa McDougall, Eleanor Wride, Jake Martin, Mary Anne Clark and Maryam F Chaudri, who were randomly selected to be sent exclusive Young Poets Network notebooks and ENB goodies.

And thank you to all the poets who contributed such brilliant lines!

To find out more about the challenges with the English National Ballet, see our teaser challenge and watch this space for the full challenge to be revealed on 25 October.

Published October, 2013

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