I have chosen Samantha Harris's poem for its evocation of a stream as the waters of life. A lovely, subtle poem, with a careful choice of language, a sure rhythmical sense and a hauntingly beautiful last line.
Poem by Samantha Harris, aged 8, who receives Stopping for Death: Poems of Death and Loss, edited by Carol Ann Duffy. Submitted by Judith Cook at Newbridge Junior School, New Road, Portsmouth PO2 7RW, who receives the Poetry Society's teachers' newsletter. For Poetry Society events ring 0171 240 4810.
Where are you going Stream? Take me with you on your dark Journey You will take me take me far far away to the heart of life I will give you my breath and the silence