Pen y Fan

on a track
no wider than a sheep

I am defacing
not decorating the scenery

and I should have turned back
my ambition unroped itself from my abilities

upon thermals (above the soaring peaks)

are showing how feathers are the way to get around

I sucker myself
to the whorls of the mountain

and take in the terrifying compass



Gareth has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize (2014 and 2017), commended Prole Laureate Competition (2015)  Prole Laureate for 2017 and commended in the Welsh Poetry Competition (2015) and Highly Commended in 2017.

“Bodies”, was published in 2015 ┬áby Indigo Dreams and “Cry Baby” came out 2017.

His collection “The Lover’s Pinch” (Arenig Press) published June, 2018.