Poetry Festival will be held:

Saturday, April 27, 2024

2023 Winner

Still With Me

Wrinkled like Yoda

Warm like her broth

Soft like the blankets she knitted long ago

She holds me on one thigh

She breathes out

The minty aroma

Dances in the air

Her smooth hair brushes up against me

Silver like pearls

I close my eyes

I’m still with her


Jasper Frelinghuysen

Sidwell Friends School

Grade: 6


Washington, DC


Washington, DC

Favorite Author or Book:

My favorite author is Stuart Gibbs

Dream for the Future:

To lead with empathy and to encourage others to do the same

Inspirational Figure:

My great-grandmother because she is hard-working and has taught me important lessons that brought me to where I am today. She inspired me to write this poem and I hope to use the lessons she taught me throughout my life.