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Saadia Shahzad | Staff Correspondent TBT | Beaconhouse Walton Campus Lahore

"A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language." - W. H. Auden

Lahore: Young poets of Walton presented their poems on different topics to celebrate the World Poetry Day.

World Poetry Day is an initiative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). It is a day to appreciate and support poets and poetry around the world. It is held on 21 March each year.

Our young poets participated in the PenPal Schools Global Poetry Contest with more than 1,000 students from over 30 countries in PenPal Schools Global Poetry Contest.

Our students participated with zeal and zest and wrote and shared their original poetry on topics so sensitive that only a poet can portray them in words. Two students from middle school got the highest votes.

Muhammad Zain Umair got 879 votes whereas Muhammad Zunair Umair got 771 votes.

It is our pleasure to state that there has been no Pakistani and no BSS student in the poetry contests held in the previous years. Moreover, the votes of these students are more than any past PenPal Poetry winner. Their poems have been voted by national as well as international students. Upper Primary student Zainab Amjad is also a winner.

These poems are a must-read on the official PenPal website: https://www.penpalschools.com/blog/announcing-the-2021-global-poetry-contest-winners

‘The Silence Spoke’ by Muhammad Zain Umair (7 Green)
‘Exile Anger’ by Muhammad Zunair Umair (6 Blue)
‘How does your bread taste?’ by Zainab Amjad (5 Green)

"Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary." - Khalil Gibran

Good luck young poets!
We are so proud of you!

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