Poem: The Mermaid

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The Mermaid I That smack of the chops the wind does; there’s blood in the air. I am called to the sea again. The black claw beach is a litany of mussels. Shale slips on itself. Each step is a foot placed on uncertainty. I perch in the twisted elbow of a drifted tree. Where are you? I feel your wet eyes. II I feel a sinew in me now, hard as a taut rope, a tensed muscle. They call...

Buy Rae’s poetry pamphlet, ‘five’

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Five elements. Five senses. Five poems. In this limited edition pamphlet, award-winning poet Rae Howells presents five poems themed around the classical elements - earth, air, water, fire and aether. The elements weave threads throughout the entire work, but at their heart these poems are concerned with nature and with the importance of exploring our deep human connection with the natural world. The pamphlet consists of five hand-cut tabulated sheets inside a...

Poetry

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Rae began writing poetry shortly after the birth of her first child in 2009. Carol Ann Duffy shortlisted her poem Alms for Anne for the Arvon International poetry competition in 2010, and her poems The Dunns and Period, which dealt with her experience of miscarriage, appeared in Poetry Ireland Review shortly afterwards. Rae has since won the Welsh International and Rialto Nature and Place poetry competitions. She was filmed reading...

Poems

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Rae's poetry has been published in several journals. Please click the links to read more.   Magma, issue 73, Changelings The Mermaid (an extract was published in Magma; you can read the full version of the poem here)   Envoi In Two Hearts link coming soon   Marble, issue 3 Apis (blog explaining writing the poem)   New Welsh Review 119 Crowsong The Llanlleonfel Church yew   Cardiff Review The sacred well speaks to Mererid   Poetry Ireland The Dunns & Period (pdf)   International Welsh Poetry competition Airlings   Swansea City of...