Beach Aberporth
by Gareth Writer-Davies

the unruly temperament

meets the nemesis
of others

I have confidence

to scorn
the salty games of the waves

like a submarine

coming up

wanting only
to start again

AUTHOR’S PHOTO CAPTION: The beach photo was taken at Aberporth Beach, Cardiganshire (as the county was called then), Wales, with my older sister when I was about three (1965).

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: Traeth is Welsh for beach.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gareth Writer-Davies was Commended in the Prole Laureate Competition in 2015, Specially Commended in the Welsh Poetry Competition, and Highly Commended in the Sherborne Open Poetry Competition. Shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and the Erbacce Prize in 2014.His pamphlet Bodies was published in 2015 through Indigo Dreams and his next pamphlet Cry Baby will be published in 2017.