POEM Rosie Shepperd

NWR Issue 108

January at the House in Charles Street, Just Before Dusk


You told me how you worried about those great fat chestnuts,
popping and splitting open; bubbling in something.

Honestly it was just another, richer part of themselves
that became another, sweeter part of us and ourselves.

The earthenware bowl winked its brave, uneven glaze
into the fire and the small white beauty of your room...


This poem is a preview from Rosie Shepperd’s debut collection, The Man at the Corner Table, to be published by Seren in June. She was shortlisted for the 2013 Forward Prize for best single poem and won second prize in the 2013 Cardiff International Poetry Competition. Her poems have been published in the UK, Ireland, the US and continental Europe.

Want to read the full article? Go to our online shop where you can buy an individual issue or take out a subscription to NWR, saving £3.98 on the cover price. Prices start at £16.99 for three issues via Direct Debit, including p+p (UK only).





       


previous poem: Hands (after Geta Bratescu)
next poem: No Handkerchief



KEEP IN TOUCH



A brief note on copyright:all authors have given permission for their work to appear online on New Welsh Review's website. Copyright remains with the author. If you wish to reproduce part or all of any article then the permission of the author must be sought, and the author and New Welsh Review credited accordingly.

Contact us:Registered Office PO Box 170, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 1WZ - Telephone 00 (44) 1970 628410 admin@newwelshreview.com
© New Welsh Review Ltd, all rights reserved - Registered in England and Wales - Registered number: 02493828
Website design: mach2media and mopublications      Website development: Technoleg Taliesin Cyf.

Administration