Post-weekend Poetry 096: Langors by Dave Lewis

Welcome to Post-weekend Poetry and the ninety-sixth poem in this series. This week’s piece is by poet and organiser of the International Welsh Poetry Competition, Dave Lewis.


Cold lake and waterfowl

sunshine through mist,


on the water

leaning back on my canoe

– wind push,

reed-woven –

the swans heavy in the swell.

Cormorant colony,

island of grass.

Binoculars peer from a hide,


Glide with wild ducks,

moorhen, coot.

Just an hour or so

all it takes

to reconnect.


DaveDave Lewis is from Pontypridd, South Wales. He has written newspaper columns, poetry for magazines, sports stories for the BBC and is organiser of the international Welsh Poetry Competition –

He has published seven books to date – Layer Cake, a poetry collection, Urban Birdsong – a collection of short stories, prose, poetry and one song, Sawing Fallen Logs For Ladybird Houses, a collection of poetry with photographs on his website.

In 2011 he published his first novel, Ctrl-Alt-Delete, a crime thriller set in Wales and later published a Haiku collection.

‘Langors’ was taken from his latest collection Roadkill – a contemporary poetry collection, available at and

His story ‘Onions’ won a runner-up spot in the Rhys Davies short story competition 2010. For more details visit Dave’s website –


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