Still my beating mind
Hugo's Poem, Winner, 4-7 years
WINNER, 4-7 years
Who created it?
Hugo, age 7
"I am seven years-old. I quite like reading and writing. I try to spend as much time with family as I can."
My creative response
A Stormy Mind
I’ve tormented those sailors, bad spirits I have sent,
Is that not enough, to force them to repent?
They’ve been mean to me, but should I forgive them,
And let them steer the wooden ship at its mighty helm.
A turn or two I’ll walk, to still my beating mind,
That often helps to stop bad thoughts I find.
My mind is whirring, my imagination buzzing,
My memories in a sea,
Those men who are so evil, when I picture them only murderers I see.
But maybe hope for my ruthless relatives is here,
For I do not want to be a wizard, from whom people live in fear.
A turn or two I’ll take, to still my beating mind,
My past troubles with my brother I shall put behind.
About my creative response
"I did a poem and used a handwriting pen. In the poem I put myself in the place of Prospero."
What does this Shakespeare quote mean to you?
"I feel that when I am sad, anxious or angry, being near a loved one helps."
What do you do to ‘still your beating mind’?
"I read fiction books with my sister to calm myself and in my second year of school I helped all my friends with learning."
Who is your favourite Shakespeare character?
"I like Oberon from A Midsummer Night’s Dream but my favourite character is Prospero. The Tempest is my favourite play."