March 16, 2013

Tenby by Byron Beynon

The changeability of coastline,
a fresh coming,
that subtle shift of light
as the tide arrives
with small vessels
knocking at the sea's door;
here Mary Ann Evans moored
one Victorian day
with her childhood
dreams of writing,
a psychology of recollections,
those ironies which surface later
brought by the water's flow and intricate movement,
as in the foreground
a dark figure waits
for further mysteries to disembark.

The novelist, George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) moved to Tenby in June 1856


Byron Beynon lives in Wales. A Pushcart Prize nominee, and a former co-editor of the poetry magazine, Roundyhouse. His most recent collections include Human Shores (Lapwing Publications, Belfast) and The Sundial (Flutter Press).

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