art, Poetry

Byron Beynon

after the painting by Morland Lewis

He sets the day’s tone
as familiar locals go about
their daily business.
The brackish houses
focus on the sea,
waiting for the man of words
to arrive.
Reflections blossom on
the water’s experienced face,
as a whitewashed wall
borders a commune of windows.
Life here continues
with a natural sunlight
casting shadows
on snatched moments
impossible to ignore.



Byron Beynon’s work has appeared in several publications including Crannog, Cyphers, London Magazine, Planet, Poetry Wales, The Yellow Nib and the human rights anthology In Protest (University of London and Keats House Poets).  Collections include Cuffs (Rack Press) and The Echoing Coastline (Agenda Editions).