Community News: Local Melbourn Poet has award winning Poem published with help of friend at Melbourn Springs…

Melbourn Poet has poem published after winning competition… Elizabeth (Betty) Murphy of Melbourn was delighted to finally see her award winning poem in print after beating 300 other entries in a national ‘Poems in The Pandemic Competition’ which took place last year.

Dan Amis, Deputy Manager at Melbourn Springs Care Home, entered Elizabeth into the Humour category (with Elizabeth’s authorisation of course) and to their surprise, Elizabeth won with her extremely funny poem ‘Isolation Musings’.  Elizabeth has even gone on to take part in a Zoom celebratory event and now that the book has been published, Dan could not wait to deliver a copy.

Dan added, “All of our residents at Melbourn Springs love to hear Elizabeth’s poems when she very kindly sends them to us. Elizabeth has a real talent and it’s great that this has been recognised by her win. Although the competition was over a year ago I am so pleased the book is out and Elizabeth could have a copy just in time for Christmas!”

Elizabeth Murphy’s award winning poem has been published in Poems in a Pandemic Book.

Upon receiving a copy from Dan, Elizabeth said, “I am so very happy and aiming to get a few more copies to share with my family and friends. The book really is very well compiled and to have a poem of mine actually published is a very special moment!”

Dan Amis from Melbourn Springs Care Home presents Elizabeth with her copy including her published poem.
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