The Bridge at Sonning

Gareth Writer-Davies
is closed
the only bridge on this stretch of the river

the water meadows
flooded (which was only to be expected)

I am stuck
(swans hissing) on the other side

you
have dinner in the oven

the bridge is closed
and three punts are missing

I am stuck
(swans hissing) on the other side  


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.


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