The song, written in May 2020 during the Covid-19 lockdown, expresses the heartache of being separated from those you love.
“This is beautiful”
“It has a touch of an Irish folk song about it”
“I love it!”
Rebecca Watts is a writer based in Cambridge, UK. She is the author of two collections of poetry, The Met Office Advises Caution (2016) and Red Gloves (2020), and the editor of Elizabeth Jennings: New Selected Poems (2019), all published by Carcanet. Rebecca has sung in choirs for more than a decade, and is a founder member of AQUILA, the all-female a cappella group based at St John’s College, Cambridge, directed by Joanna Forbes L’Estrange.