Under the chalk hill
an earthen bowl of blanched stubble
and hoar stones
and catches the village at its lip.
We are at the thin wood
treading beechmast into the rucked grass path –
there is a slight give
and a landfallen memory of the sea.
Laura Wainwright studied English Literature at Cardiff University, completing her PhD in Anglophone Welsh Modernism in 2010. She has published critical essays in the fields of Welsh Writing in English and Modernism and writes reviews for Wales Arts Review, New Welsh Review and Planet: The Welsh Internationalist. She was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize for Poetry in 2013.