"Seven bums and fourteen legs,
a brazen ecstasy which begs
the question some of us are asking -
is Peter Goulding multi-tasking?"

Martin Parker, Editor, Lighten Up Online

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Another Highly Commended...

... although finishing in the top 13 out of 122 entries is perhaps not such a great achievement, (though with my limited talent, I'll take anything I can.)
The results of the Poetry Space competition are out. As usual I've heard of nobody on the list except for myself, unless the Joe Jordan on the list is the former Leeds and United striker, currently assisting Harry at Spurs.

First prize
Illness – Beverley Ferguson

Second prize
Autumnal Anniversary – Mike Lee

Third prize
Death Before Life – Jackie Hinden

Highly commended
Mother’s last laugh- Audrey Arden Jones
The Ancient Lark- Joe Jordan
Watching the butcher cut meat in Karachi – Rona Laycock
Rage – Beverley Ferguson
Public Transport – Deborah Harvey
The Mary Block – Deborah Harvey
Bryce Canyon – Peter Goulding
Walkies- Susan Latimer
Medicine for the Heart – Sue Ashby
Bright Town – Tamarisk Bowles

And, note, ten of the thirteen are of the female persuasion. Incidentally, Bryce Canyon doesn't rhyme, though it has a definite structure.


  1. No, that's definitely a result! Congrats.

  2. I've only heard of you as well. Lucky they have you for the star quality

  3. You're the most famous there Pete, and rightly so!