Look Into My Lights by Joseph Coelho
12.19.2018 - By The Poetry Society
Acclaimed children's poet Joseph Coelho performs his new poem 'Look Into My Lights', with images dreamt up by London schoolchildren. This poem was commissioned by The Poetry Society for the Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree 2018 and you can read the text online at: poems.poetrysociety.org.uk/poems/look-into-my-lights The poem is displayed on a vibrant banner designed by James Brown around the tree until early January 2019.
Since 2009, The Poetry Society has worked with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in London to create a poetry project inspired by the Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree, which is now established as a central part of the tradition. Poetry from workshops in Westminster primary schools is presented each year to one of the UK’s best children’s poets. Their task is to produce a new poem celebrating the gift of the tree from the Mayor of Oslo. The poem is read out at the official lighting up ceremony and displayed around the base of the tree.
Find out more about The Poetry Society's Look North More Often programme: poetrysociety.org.uk/projects/look-north-more-often-the-trafalgar-square-christmas-tree/
Photo by Hayley Madden for The Poetry Society.