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            [post_content] => My sweet lion's tooth,
The star-flower, the yellow buds
That bloom, the wish-granting blossoms,
Tap-rooted, northern born and bred, wild.
Lobed, rosette, a prize for the lion's teeth
The paddock's stars, the clock-seeds,
We're running out of time, you'll wilt soon.
Florets, sun rays, wind-walkers, parachutes,
Sweet sun of the land, the stars that grow
In clumps of breathless marathons
Among the breezes. My sweet lion's tooth,
We're running out of time.
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                    [content] => Amelia is a first-prize winner in the Young Poets Network Namedropping challenge with People Need Nature and Jen Hadfield. She is also second-prize winner in the Young Poets Network 2017 August challenge #1, themed around edgelands, and a winner in the Great Fire poetry challenge. She is additionally a commended poet in the Greys Court Palimpsest Poetry Challenge, and the Riddle Me This Poetry Challenge.


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by Amelia Doherty

1st prize winner, Namedropping challenge