I am pleased to announce the results of the Poetry Kit Spring Competition. Congratulations to those listed below and commiserations if your poem was not chosen on this occasion. The standard was very high and choosing between poems was once again a very difficult task the winner though was engaging and evocative to such an extent that it resonated for a long while after it was read, and in the end it was this quality that won the competition. (Jim Bennett)

The winning poem
The Light Fandango by Ronnie Goodyer

2nd Place
To a Point on the Horizon by Francis York

Commended poems (in no particular order)

X Marks the Spot M. Valentne Williams
Journey of a Black Umbrella by Mandy Pannett
My Father Says by M V Williams
Departure at 66 Street by Jason Smith
Box Brownie by Sheila Donald
Eyes of Glass by Nick Hook
Duffy’s Gate by James Finnegan
My Moon in Cancer by Ronnie Goodyer
Palimpsest by Sara Davis
Passage by Polly Giantonio
The Mapmaker by Nicolette Golding
Making and Wrecking. Again by Mandy Pannett