The Long Walk in April [Howick, Northumberland]

New bracken unfurls
Sea-horse fronds born in grass
Gnarled Ent shadows whorl
Busy silence pulses past

Sea-horse fronds born in grass
Solitary bees hover
Busy silence pulses past
Over-wintered trees recover

Solitary bees hover
Beech-root fingers grip
Overwintered trees recover
On granite rocks clamped fast

Beech-root fingers grasp
Gnarled Ent shadows whorl
On granite rocks clamped fast
New bracken unfurl

Ceinwen writes short stories and poetry. She is widely published in web magazines and in print anthologies. She was Highly Commended in the Blue Nib Chapbook Competition [Spring 2018], won the Hedgehog Press Poetry Competition Songs to Learn and Sing [August 2018] and was shortlisted for the Neatly Folded Paper Pamphlet Competition, Hedgehog Press [October 2018]. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Newcastle University, UK (2017). She believes everyone’s voice counts.