Sue Leigh Poetry



All the names of the boats I remember

that sailed out of Porthmadog

the barque Beeswing


the brig Evelyn


the brigantine Sarah Pritchard


the schooner John Llewellyn carrying

slates to Newfoundland bringing

back timber, salt fish


the ketch Garlandstone

Blodwen the schooner

the barque Pride of Wales


and the small steam-paddle tug

that trundled in and out of the harbour

Wave of Life


Published in The Oxford Magazine, 2018