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Cambridge Public Library & Cambridge Tree Project 19th Annual Poetry Awards

Cambridge Public Library & Cambridge Tree Project 19th Annual Poetry Awards
Posted on 06/07/2017

Congratulations to the winners of the Cambridge Public Library & Cambridge Tree Project 19th Annual Poetry Awards from the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School! This year we received nearly 1,600 entries—our most ever--making for a very tough competition! We congratulate everyone who entered for their wonderful poems.

The winners are:

  • Mairead He, First Place (tie), Third Grade for “The Milky Way”
  • Grant Marshita, Third Place (tie), Third Grade for “The Dream Tree”

The Milky Way

By: Mairead He

First Place, Third Grade

The Milky Way is like a mother, 
a mother with gigantic hands. 
She reaches out to the planets, 
so they stay in the same land. The Milky Way is like a queen, and the planets are her kids.
The stars are her maids, they come in every shade.

The Dream Tree

By: Grant Morishita

Third Place, Third Grade

High up in the tallest trees. I found a hive of bumblebees. They tried to sting me. But I climbed up higher, scraping my knees and climbing as high as I can see. And high in the trees I saw three cups of tea, and William Shakespeare reciting to me. “All days are night to see thee, and nights are bright days when do show thee me.” I screamed in horror knowing Shakespeare was dead. Only to wake up right in my bed.