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Spectator Competition: Hearing things

6 July 2024

9:00 AM

6 July 2024

9:00 AM

In Competition 3356 you were invited to imagine a conversation between some objects that don’t normally talk. This was inspired by the funny/spooky ‘Green Candles’ by Humbert Wolfe (a popular poet in the 1920s and 30s), which ends with these sinister lines:

‘I know her little foot,’ grey carpet said:

‘Who but I should know her light tread?’

‘She shall come in,’ answered the open door,

‘And not,’ said the room, ‘go out any more.

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