Laurel Crown Awards


The Soul Food Cafe proudly presents Laurel Crown awards to Pythian Games participants who have gained inspiration working in-house

Jenny Aarts

Edwina Peterson Cross

Lois Daley

Elizabeth Hayes

Vi Jones

Pauline Susan Nolan

Francis Arnett Sbrocchi

Teresa Seed


Frances Arnett Sbrocchi


I come once more to the river
where water flows in circles
and all that I am, and all that I would be
floats onward linking my patterns into yours
and wondering
what wonders merge
into our worlds
before we reach the sea

Nameless by the river
the river frog waits
his voice silenced
by wintering
The water ceases
its restless haste
all is quiet tonight

And as you wrote from your high space
and others of the river
I find myself wandering
wandering back to the mountains where,
the silver salmon flashes
over the painted rocks
and a golden child
dives among the fish she calls and I sing joy
The river frog answers
and singing water
goes onward
to the sea.

House of the Muse
Soul Food Cafe

Laurel Crowns