‘Repairs’ by Cressida Peever (Third Place – Poetry)

This poem was awarded third place in the Poetry section of our 2014 Inaugural Writing Competition.

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Peering from the east side of Cuthbert’s

Final resting place is a hole

The size of a clenched fist,

Where one shard of colour

Is missing from a window

Beneath the perfect glass rose.

Perhaps some student caused the damage,

Hurling a stone skywards

As a friend leapt through the gaping

Prongs of the tree beneath,

Intoxicated by freedom.

Maybe it was a different story.


If you stand inside you’ll feel the light

Play the colours in a chorus, as a single

Untinkered beam maintains a steady beat.

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