Poem of the Day – Winner of Garvald Children’s Poetry Competition 2015

First Prize in the 7 – 8 years category

Beautiful Night

The sky is dark, the moon is out,
The animals are in their slumber.
The stars are out
The sun is away for the very next day.
The stars are burning with light
Like diamonds sewn across black silk of the night.
The sky is blacker than coal
From the fire beneath the logs in my home.


Olivia Urquhart McKendry, Age 8