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Poetry Entries - Norman Nicholson Competition 2014

Many thanks for all the fabulous poetry entries inspired by the Western Lake District and Coast landscape on our Norman Nicholson..

The competition is supported by the Pennington Hotel and Faber & Faber, with a winning prize of a meal for two at the Estuary Restaurant in Ravenglass and 3 runners-up prizes of copies of both ‘Collected Poems by Norman Nicholson’ and ‘Wednesday Early Closing’ his autobiography.

If you would like to enter the competition please send your poems or photographs to info@western-lakedistrict.co.uk - the closing date for entries is 28 February 2014.

Poetry Entries..

- Iron Town by Tony Crowther
- The Wrecking Of the Coniston by Tony Crowther

Read Tony Crowther's poems here

- Wastwater by Grant Pickup.. Read the poem here

- Coastal Summer by Lynne C Potter.. Read the poem here

- The Blind Sentinel by Richard Gillson.. Read the poem here

- Climbing Scafell – a Microcosm of Life’s Journey by Jackie Hesketh.. Read the poem here

- 'You’ve Got To Use Your Imagination!!' by Chris Powell.. Read the poem here

- Between The Mountains and The Sea by Alan J Moss.. Read the poem here
- Skiddaw by Alan J Moss.. Read the poem here

- Visiting Norman Nicholson by Sue Moules.. Read the poem here

- Luck by Pat Kemp.. Read the poem here

- Housebound Like a Mayfly by Maggie Norton.. Read the poem here

- Memories of Loweswater Village Hall by Sheila Drewery.. Read the poem here

- 'Honister Pass' by Olive M. Ritch.. Read the poem here

- Consumption by Philip Gardner.. Read the poem here
- Eskmeals by Philip Gardner.. Read the poem here

- The Shadow of Skiddaw by William Edward Reed.. Read the poem here
- The Coast That I Love by William Edward Reed.. Read the poem here

- Old Pharoah’s Pump by Geraldine Green
- “Over there was Grandma’s house” by Geraldine Green
- We just drove by Geraldine Green
- Posh Shed by Geraldine Green
- "These are men's hearts in the earth" by Geraldine Green

Read Geraldine Green's poems here

Duddon Sands by Richard Hazlehurst
Red Sky at Night by Richard Hazlehurst
Hodbarrow by Richard Hazlehurst
Walking Black Combe by Richard Hazlehurst

Read Richard Hazlehurst's poems here

- Great Gable by John Phoenix Hutchinson
- Scafell Pike by John Phoenix Hutchinson

Read John Phoenix Hutchinson's poems here

- Above and Below by Lee Cox
- Nannycatch Path by Lee Cox

Read Lee Cox's poems here

Millom’s Tapestry by Slu Clarke
My Town, My Home by Slu Clarke
Phoenix of the Haematite by Slu Clarke
The “Call” of the Combe by Slu Clarke
Millom’s Child by Slu Clarke

Read Slu Clarke’s poems here

The Promise by Lilian Cooksey
Winter Sonnet by Lilian Cooksey
Out the back by Lilian Cooksey

Read Lilian Cooksey’s poems here

- The Good Life by Jillian Minion
- Tangled Flowers by Jillian Minion
- The Old House and the Clock by Jillian Minion
- Golden Moments by Jillian Minion

Read Jillian Minion's poems here

The Bathing Landings by Lynn Foote
Under Black Combe by Lynn Foote
Seven Acres by Lynn Foote
The Monumental Mason by Lynn Foote

Read Lynn Foote's poems here

Photo Montage with quote by Mike Turner
Photo Montage inspired by 'Silecroft Shore' by Mike Turner

Visions of West Cumbria by Jack Procter

Where Sheep may Safely Graze by Sally Garnett


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Many images on this website have been supplied to us by Brian Sherwen.