In the gloaming by Ceinwen E. Cariad Haydon

Ceinwen E. Cariad Haydon lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. She writes short stories and poetry. She has been published in web magazines and print anthologies. These include Fiction on the Web, Alliterati, Stepaway, Three Drops from the Cauldron, Snakeskin, Obsessed with Pipework, The Linnet’s Wing, Blue Nib, Picaroon, Amaryllis, Algebra of Owls, The Lake, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Riggwelter, Poetry Shed, Southbank Poetry, Smeuse, Bandit Fiction, Atrium, Marauder, Prole and The Curlew. She was Highly Commended in the Blue Nib Chapbook Competition [Spring 2018] and won the Hedgehog Press Poetry Competition ‘Songs to Learn and Sing’. [August 2018]. In 2017 she graduated with an MA in Creative Writing from Newcastle University.




In the gloaming


In the gloaming

hedges are curved armadillos,

trees fluted trumpets,

knot-rooted ground splintered bones,

nests of gum-rubber fungi copses of bonsai.


And ant armies crawl restless desires,

midges bite virtue, sting heat into thighs,

and lassitude spiders spin lies and more lies.


Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon