Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2010

Butterfly net catchment area

by Gary Hartley

Camberwell Beauty
They saw you once
 
Put a pin there
 
But now your looks
Are wasted
 
Lonely Planet puts
No tag on your
Iconic quadrat
 
So no-one knows
To discover you
There
 
Or, for that matter
 
Any of your
More contemporary
Beauties
 
Of South London’s
Wildest
Haute couture

Added: 19.04.2010

Judges' comments on this poem

06.05.2010

love the brevity of this piece and the comparison between butterfly and human.

07.05.2010

Stark, effective tone.

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