June 23, 2013

The Orangery Garden, Ham House by Byron Beynon


Lodged on the bank of the Thames
the Orangery garden with iceberg roses,
air of lavender, melting herbs,
a flavour of coriander
in this summer world
fixed with assiduous insects,
territorial blackbirds
as a breeze of warm season
preens the atmosphere;
vistas of plants and trees
watched by perceptible eyes
that remain ajar
during the folding over of darkness.





Byron Beynon lives in Swansea, Wales. His work has appeared in several publications including Agenda, Quadrant, The Blue Hour, Poetry Wales, The Worcester Review (USA) and the Poppy Road Review. Recent collections include Hear Time Echo (Camel Saloon), Human Shores (Lapwing Publications) and The Sundial (Flutter Press).

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