Rebecca Gethin




Black Hill

I arrived by the other path
and met my last year self
taking the same photos –
Gribbin Head,The Lizard,
the difference being the snow
of blackthorn blossom, the cold wind
of spring. That was before tests,
the waiting rooms, the waiting weeks.
This time there was less of me
and with more understanding
of the early campion, the chiff chaff
repeating its call, the wonder
that I’d made it here at all.




Rebecca Gethin’s pamphlet, A Sprig of Rowan, was published by Three Drops Press earlier this year.  All the Time in the World was also published this year by Cinnamon Press. She edited the anthology, A Poetry of Elephants which raises funds for orphan elephants.  New poems have appeared in Driftfish and Ledbury Poetry Festival’s The Physic Garden.  She was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2016 and runs the Poetry School’s seminar in Plymouth. Her website is

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