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Romantic poetry filled the air this Valentine’s Day at Thamesfield

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Residents at Thamesfield took pen to paper in the lead up to Valentine’s Day this year to take part in the village’s poetry competition. It seems we have a lot of hidden talent and within the village!  From playful limericks to romantic verse there was a great variety to read, enjoy and judge.

The winners were selected by a panel at Retirement Villages and announced by Village Manager Lorence Pjetri.  Congratulations to the winners.

Winner Jim received a complimentary three-course meal with a glass of fizz to enjoy on Sunday 13th February, and the runner-up, Ronald received a bottle of prosecco.

Jim said, “Thank you so much, I just want to say I really enjoy living at Thamesfield and I thank you again for everything you are doing for me. I shall surely enjoy the complimentary three-course meal.”

Ronald commented, “Thank you for the bottle of prosecco. Never before in my long life have I received an award for poetic writing. This is a first for me, and at my age that’s saying something!”

Here are the winning poems for you to enjoy

At first she did seem to me so bright

Until her loveliness came into light

When she began to laugh with me

Then I heard a sound so sweet

Oh! How lovingly my heart took a beat

Forever over land and sea.



There was a young lady from Henley

Who could be extremely friendly

She met up one day with a frisky major

Who thought he was still a teenager

He realised too late it was a mistake

Better for his usual large Brandy


Village Manager Lorence said, “we really enjoyed putting on this competition for our residents and had a great uptake – it was great fun, and we could tell from the entries that a lot of thought had gone into their poems.  We enjoy putting on activities like this for residents to join in with if they wish.”

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