Sophia Nugent-Siegal was a gifted young poet, writer of science fiction and ancient historian.
She was funny, lovely, courageous, wise.
All the endeavours established in her memory (including the Sophia Nugent-Siegal Award) seek to reflect, and to inspire in others, the principles by which she lived her life.

Be brave ~ Seek truth ~ Love wisdom ~ Live beauty

sophia nugent siegal Sophia Ngent Siegal Wisdom is radiant and unfading, and she is easily discerned by those who love her, and is found by those who seek her. The Book of Wisdom 6:12 And the illusions of objects, the solidity of desire.
All whisper against our knowledge
That we are sleepers here
And that when we go it shall be into a reality of light
From “Carving the Stone” (part of Sophia's final collection, “Rough Sleepers”)
sophia nugent siegal Sophie Nugent-Siegal sophia nugent siegal And the lens extends my life into shadow
And my eyes follow the candle-flame
Back inside the mind
A needle and thread made of fire
Stitching the idea to the world
From “The wall is builded of your images” - Rilke
(part of Sophia's final collection, Rough Sleepers)