The Milestones Competition, organised by WriteOutLoud
on behalf of the Milestone Society
, was judged by Brian Patten
. The results
have just been announced, and I am delighted to say that my entry, 'Penwith Finger Stone' gained me Third Prize from a field of over 500 entries. Huge congratulations to my fellow poets who took First and Second Prize, and to the winner of the Under 16s section: their names are listed on the web and you can follow the 'results' link above.
My poem can be found here
, together with bio-details etc.
Thank you to Brian Patten, Steve Pottinger, Greg Freeman and all who have been involved with the competition in one way or anther. Thank you, too, to Paul McGrane at The Poetry Society for this press release
|At Zennor Quoit in the 1980s|
The milestone I wrote about stands in Penwith, near the coastal village of Zennor
, with its 'mermaid chair' in the church and other notable features. The poem, 'Zennor', by Anne Ridler is discussed here
, and is among my favourites.
I do not have a photo of the stone, so I am posting a few of my photos
of this magnificent and rugged area between Land's End and St Ives in
which it lies.
|At Zennor Church on a rather grey day, about 2001|
|The legendary Zennor Mermaid with her mirror |
|A plaque in Zennor Churchyard in recognition of John Davey, speaker of the Cornish language|
|1737 sundial, Zennor |
July 2018 Update: For my own interest as much as anything, I thought I would add relevant sites as I encounter them...