HUDDERSFIELD poets have been waxing lyrical in a local competition.
They were taking part in the five poetry writing competition classes held in conjunction with the Mrs Sunderland Music Festival.
The first class was for poets aged 18 years and over.
This was won by Sheila Anderson, with her poem Curled Inward.
Barbara France came second with her piece, September Flower Show.
Mrs Anderson also won the sonnet open class with her poem Trapped.
The next class was dialect poems, won by Christine Goodwin.
She had written a piece entitled A Sonnet To Mi Canine Nippers.
In second place was Howard Peach with his work, Yan Shark, Twa Flappers.
Next came a poem class for children aged 12 and under.
Naomi Flynn Buckle won with her poem Anger.
Hayley Saul took second place with My Dog Mick and Blue Thorn with a poem entitled Deserted Egg.
There was also a class for 13 to 17 year olds.
This was won by Lucy Wignall, who wrote The Adventures of the Night. Second place was taken by Katie Hawkshaw, with Swimming Race.
The poems entered in the contest are put into an anthology each year, which is available from the festival organisers.
Visit the www. mrs-sunderlandmusic. org.uk website for more information.