The Bermudian magazine is delighted to introduce the runners up of our highly successful 2016 Short Story & Poetry Contest, themed “Sunrise” featuring photographs submitted by our readers. Congratulations to short story runner up Robyn Bardgett whose story “Franklin’s Rescue” won the hearts of our judges. In the poetry division, Lucas Kessaram was selected as a runner up for his well-crafted poem, “Lament of the Devil’s Isle.” Finally, Nathan Swan received an honourable mention for his compelling short story “Holding Court.” Congratulations to our competition finalists and thanks to all who participated!


Our thanks go to our three wonderful judges: Meredith Ebbin, Alan Smith & Elizabeth Jones.



Lament of the Devil’s Isle (Somers’ Song)

by Lucas H. Kessaram


Sunrise. Summer Sun high

Low tide seas sigh.

Some see Somers’ son;

Summer seas simmer some.  

Summer seas, sinner’s son,

Some song summer sung.


Sunset. Summer Sun rest.

Tides change, waves crest.

Some say summer’s done;

Somers’ seas shimmer some.

Sinner’s seas, sunken Sun, 

Some song summer sung.