Announcing the winners of this year O’poesie Contest

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Announcing the winners of this year O’poesie Contest

O’Poésie is a French as a second language poetry contest open to Quebec & Nunavut youth aged 10 to 17 years.

Organized by Canadian Parents for French Quebec & Nunavut Project, this contest allows FSL and FAL students to share their experiences by using words in a fresh, creative way.
For its second edition, O’Poésie received 55 poems: 2 in the 10-13 years Category, 31 in the 14-17 years Category and 22 in the Haiku 10-17 years Category.
The participants came from 3 different English School Boards: English Montreal School Board, Lester B. Pearson School Board and Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board.

Canadian Parents for French Quebec & Nunavut Project is pleased to announce the winners of this second edition. Each winner which will receive Antidote 9 offered by Druide Informatique (value of 130$):
10-13 Poetry Category: Coralie Lanthier, Rosemere High, SWLSB – Le Cheval.
14-17 Poetry Category: Abbey Skerget, Beaconsfield High, LBPSB – Miroir, Miroir.
Haiku Category: Nathan Manoroth – Westmount High, EMSB

Participating teachers were invited to submit their name into a draw to win French books for their classrooms. These books valued at $50 are offered by ALQ and CPF Quebec & Nunavut Project as our way of thanks for supporting students creatively. Jennifer Hay-Sabourin, Beaconfield High School is the winner of the draw.

A big congratulations to all those who participated! The third edition will take place in 2019. Please consult our website in September for more details: http://qc.cpf.ca/opoesie/

Haiku by Nathan Manoroth:

Habillés en noir et blanc
L’arôme des fleurs exotiques
Au funéraire

 

Le Cheval by Coralie Lanthier:

Court, court comme le vent
Rien ne t’arrêtera dans le champ
Où l’herbe poussent vert comme des émeraudes
Sous la température très chaude

Dans le vent agit ta crinière
Tes sabots émettent le son du tonnerre
Tu t’intègres si facilement
Dans la nature en gallopant

Léger comme une plume
À travers les fleurs qui parfument
L’air tout clair et bleu
Comme l’océan si onduleux

 

Miroir, by Abbey Skerget:

Miroir miroir sur le mur
Te regarder est vraiment dur
Debout là, en tout nudité
Je vois tout mes insécurités
Comme toi, je suis fragile
Et des fois je me sens inutile
C’est vraiment difficile de voir toute ma beauté
Car je me noie dans les idées de la société
Miroir miroir sur le mur
Te regarder est vraiment dur.

2018-06-12T06:56:53-04:00 June 12th, 2018|

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