“Poetry in Bloom”, was developed by Powerscourt, in partnership with creative writing organisation Fighting Words and pays homage to Sheila Wingfield, the late Viscountess Powerscourt who was a gifted poet, with many of her poems inspired by nature and her surrounds at Powerscourt Estate. The initiative is supported this year by renowned International/Irish/ Hollywood actor Patrick Bergin.
We are inviting everyone from 7-year olds up to create a poem or write lyrics, inspired by nature they have observed at Powerscourt Gardens and Waterfall, throughout August and September 2020. All submissions are online and will automatically be entered into an open prize draw to win a variety of amazing prizes.
Watch our wonderful video about the Poetry in Bloom competition.
Are you interested but not sure where to begin?
If you’re not sure where to start, before you visit Powerscourt Gardens and Waterfall, take a look at the recent beautiful dawn chorus time lapse video in association with Tourism Ireland of the Gardens. Click here to watch.
Celebrating Poetry in Bloom
All submissions will be reviewed by Fighting Words and included in a nature filled digital online anthology which will be published on Fighting Words’ and Powerscourt Estate websites in October.
A selection of entries submitted (poems, lyrics) will also be transformed into a poetry-film inspired by nature at Powerscourt (short 2-5-minute film) which will be circulated widely also.
- You never know – your poem or lyrics may be selected and showcased!
Feature on the Virtual Poetry Wall
Your submission could also be selected for the virtual poetry wall on the Fighting Words website. It’s a living collection of pieces submitted to the Poetry in Bloom at Powerscourt initiative.
- To read the works submitted so far click HERE to go to our Poetry Wall