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LEST WE FORGET POETRY COMPETITION: STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE 20 APRIL
Love letters are deeply personal and intimate expressions of our emotions, and during wartime men and women alike poured their heart out on paper. In today’s world of email, texts and phones: love letters are declining in numbers. How will the next generation be able to read how much we care for each other, and how much we mean to each other?
This year, our 6th annual Lest We Forget Poetry Competition will focus on love letters: letters that sustained both men in the front line and women on the home front. What would you need to say to a loved one who was far away and in peril? And what words would the mother and children at home need to hear to calm their anxious hearts?
A selection of poems will be chosen to be read by you or a designated person on Anzac Day in the Hall of Memories at 1pm.
Please ensure that your entries are received by no later than 20 April.
The 2009 winner and finalists perform in the World War II Hall of Memories, Auckland Museum.
[Left to Right ] 2009 Winner Holly Christina and finalists Connor Wright and and Joanna 2009 finalist poems