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The Stephen Spender Prize 2018 for poetry in translation
in association with the Guardian

Polish Spotlight 10-and-under category, commended

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Kian Armstrong, Abigail Easton,
Lexie Hunter and William Winch

Bird Feeder


Bird feeders are a pit stop for birds,
They all have little roofs, haven't you heard?
But at night the cats come to take a bite,
Now the birds have lost their appetite.

Bird feeders attract the birds,
And down below the cats have merged.
The cats fight, wonder and play,
But sadly birds get eaten every day.

Translated from the Polish by Kian Armstrong, Abigail Easton,
Lexie Hunter and William Winch

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Karmnik

image of Polish text
MichaƂ Rusinek
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