In 2020, the annual Voices of Poetry evening moved online. Normally, we would be round a single spotlight in the Big Schoolroom listening to words in different languages from all over the world. This time, words were sent from all over the world in, to be gathered virtually in this recording. Many thanks to Mr Swift for putting it all together.


Poems and readers: 

  • Mr Canning – Spring by Gerard Manley Hopkins 
  • Mrs Boobbyer – When by John O’Donnell 
  • Phoebe Grennell (Form V) – What If 2020 Isn’t Cancelled by Leslie Dwight 
  • Sveva Ciofani (Form V) – A Zacinto by Ugo Foscolo (Italian) 
  • Peter zu Bentheim – Nemzeti Dal by Sandor Petofi (Hungarian)  
  • Mr Finn – Ozymandias by Percy Shelley 
  • Cameron McKinley (Form II) – Not Waving But Drowning by Stevie Smith 
  • Orrin Bradley Brady (Form IV)  – The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost 
  • Emily McCarthy (Form III) – from Virgil’s Aeneid, Book IV (Latin) 
  • Mr Brett – In Memory of WB Yeats by WH Auden 
  • Mr Crombie – The Child is Not Dead by Ingrid Jonker 
  • Mr Cron – Soldier’s Poem of Salvation from Ravi Zakarias 
  • Naoise Murray (Form II) –  Patch Seanin by JM Synge 
  • Ms Lynch – Faoiseamh a Gheobhadsa by Martin O’Direain 
  • Megan Bulbulia (Senior Prefect) – An Irish Airman Foresees His Death by WB Yeats 
  • Phoebe Landseer (Form II) – Maj by Karel Hynek Mácha (Czech) 
  • Dr Pyz –  Proba by Wislawa Szymborska (Polish) 
  • Elise Williams (Form V) – Let America Be America Again by Langston Hughes 
  • Vivian Tuite (Form II) There Will Come Soft Rains by Sara Teasdale 
  • Mr Girdham – A Portable Paradise by Roger Robinson 
  • Alex O’Herlihy – He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven by WB Yeats