Gareth Writer-Davies



A Horse Galloping Through Brecon Museum


before the capture

of silver upon glass


it was a lucky guess

by the artist


to paint the correct gait

of a horse


the life-size portrait

of the Marquess of Bute’s


stud stallion

an arrested study of proportion



the feisty hero of the track


ready to leap

from the wall



a better wager than the photographic plate


that stable in its nitrate

repeats and does not create



Gareth Writer-Davies; Shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and the Erbacce Prize (2014) Commended in the Prole Laureate Competition, the Welsh Poetry Competition (2015) He is the Prole Laureate for 2017 and Highly Commended in the Welsh Poetry Competition. His pamphlet Bodies was published in 2015  by Indigo Dreams and Cry Baby, in 2017.

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