Posted: Monday, February 2, 2009, 9:46 am
(Length: 47 sec)
Presenting the winners of the 2008 Worthington Libraries Teen Poetry and Short Story Competition. Ryan Mitchell, the second place winner for middle school poetry, reads "Shan Gri La."
On jet black crag,
Swirling mist on peaks so tall
And thrashing silver wind,
Majestic beauty on,
Kissed by spiraling, dancing crystals.
Nestled inside the harsh, tall mountains
Lies a hidden kingdom,
Golden stupas and orange robed monks
Silently wander through incensed shrines
A landscape of paradise
So fertile and green a dream of sacred ruins and shrines.
2nd Place, Middle School Poetry
2008 Worthington Libraries Teen Poetry and Short Story Competition