Ceinwen E. Cariad Haydon: Druridge Bay

Druridge Bay

bell notes shimmer

hang in the air ring and rhyme

and shower shore-wards

they ripple out whipped egg-white

foam then suck back with pebbled undertow

I am tugged away

waves boom and echo

be calm, be calm

lasered rays read luminous clouds

overwritten by flying

gulls and oystercatchers

I gasp for air lungs full

of clumsy life and happiness

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]. Her first chapbook was published in July 2019: 'Cerddi Bach' [Little Poems], a Stickleback by Hedgehog Press. She was a winner in the Nicely Folded Paper Pamphlet Competition July 2019 and her first pamphlet is due to be published 2019/20. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Newcastle University, UK (2017). She believes everyone’s voice counts.