Poetry Festival will be held:

Saturday, April 27, 2024

2017 Winner

Garden of Music

Butterflies flitter and flutter

At the light skip of the piano,

Making their way over the Amazon in search

Of Bromeliad nectar.


On the clouds command,

The trumpet and trombone perform their duet.

Rumbling thunder reverberating Qualibou over

The crystal Saint. Lucia Caribbean.


But the violin wails with such agony that the ground

Floods with tears into Bangladesh,

Washing El NiƱo inside out

Before it returns to a soft melodic hum.


A final flourish, the harp strums a minor scale

Notes rushing down Niagara Falls,

In a blur of harmony,

And culminating with rephrase

Of plucking

Like the wingbeats of a bluebird.


With melody of water scales, the




Perform in one swaying symphony.


Anna Brody

Sidwell Friends School

Grade: 6


Chevy Chase


Washington, DC

Favorite Author or Book:

The Hunger Games

Dream for the Future:

To work at NASA, on environmental protection and climate change.

Inspirational Figure:

Katherine Johnson