Mystery over winning poem entry in Hunstanton competition

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A winning entry in the recent Shakespeare Sonnet competition at Hunstanton is causing a few problems for the organisers.

Hunstanton and District Festival of Arts say that the winning poet cannot be traced – and they are hoping Lynn News readers can help or the poet will recognise the work entitled “Our Choice”.

A cash prize will be presented to the poet, and the other joint winner, during “Oscars Night” at the Princess Theatre in Hunstanton on Friday, starting at 7.30pm.

Topping the bill will be all the best dancers from last month’s competition, with lots of supporting acts including the King’s Lynn Ukulele Band.

The winning poems from April’s Shakespeare Sonnet competition will be read out and the winners will receive their cash prizes.

The “mystery” poet should contact Angela Blenkinsop on 01485 532207 ( as soon as possible.

And here’s the winning poem:


It’s not that warm in here, but look outside:

The cruel wind blows, it’s cold enough for snow.

We’re dry beneath this roof, these walls can hide

Us from the storm, and will not let us go.

We have to pay the rent and it’s not cheap,

For safety has a price that’s always high,

Yet worth it, surely, if it means we keep

Secure. Or do we yearn for open sky?

This mansion is a place of rooms and doors.

We’re with our friends, there’s fellowship in here.

And we’re united in a common cause;

Out there lies doubt, but is that all we fear?

At least in this debate we have a voice.

This referendum: ‘In or Out?’Our choice.