Lift the Lid Encourages Writing and READING!

animalian lenana girls with books by gate july 2013

The Pre-Form One students at Lenana Girls High School received a book donation from author Simon David Eden. They very much deserved the gift for entering Lenana’s First Annual Writing Competition. All of the essays were heartfelt and well-written!

Thank you very much, Simon, for sharing your work with the students. In each copy, we included the poem “Up-Hill” by Christina Rossetti:

Does the road wind up-hill all the way?
Yes, to the very end.
Will the day’s journey take the whole long day?
From morn to night, my friend.

But is there for the night a resting-place?
A roof for when the slow, dark hours begin.
May not the darkness hide it from my face?
You cannot miss that inn.

Shall I meet other wayfarers at night?
Those who have gone before.
Then must I knock, or call when just in sight?
They will not keep you waiting at that door.

Shall I find comfort, travel-sore and weak?
Of labour you shall find the sum.
Will there be beds for me and all who seek?
Yea, beds for all who come.

“Up-Hill” by Christina Rossetti, from Poems. © Everyman’s Library, 1993.

animalian lenana girls with one book july 2013