POEM Rebecca Parfitt

NWR Issue 120

Mothering Song

Since you’ve gone, the rosebuds have opened,
the birds that ate from our feeder
have raised their young,
the ivy has stretched its arm further,
hugs the wall...

Rebecca Parfitt lives in the Llynfi Valley with her partner and baby daughter. Her debut poetry collection, The Days After, was published in 2017 by Listen Softly London. Her poetry and short stories have been published widely and she was shortlisted for the Ink, Sweat and Tears pamphlet competition in 2017 for a collection centred around baby loss. She is a recipient of the Hay Festival Writers at Work residency. Her short-story collection was shortlisted by Cinnamon's Debut Fiction Prize in 2018. You can visit her website here

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