Ezzie Gleeson-Ward is a poet and novelist who first had poetry published under her former name, Lynn Ward in Agenda in 1992. Since then she’s appeared in Agenda in 2014, ([Poetry and Opera Web supplement) and has two poems in Pulp in Print’s – Lonesome Crowded World anthology, November 2019. She works as a teacher and has written three novels.
About this poem
Llyn-y-fan is a small lake in the Brecon Beacons. I grew up in South Wales and wrote this poem following a visit a couple of years ago. It was an attempt to describe the wild beauty and intransigence of the Welsh hills in winter, with a glance at their redemptive qualities.