The Restaurant by Byron Beynon
By Wasafiri Editor on August 9, 2021 in
Lingering on this tropical esplanade
I watch at low tide
the restaurant of mud
that softly feeds the waterbirds.
The second day of a Queensland winter
in a humid, rich June
as the carriage of the pelican
rests, shares the fizzy ground
with the straw-necked ibis
plodding his stilts
through the devouring
smell of the sea.
Byron Beynon‘s work has appeared in several publications including Agenda, The London Magazine, Cyphers, The Independent, Quadrant and Poetry Wales. His selected poems appeared in 2018 (Bilingual: English/Romanian – published by Bibliotecha Universalis/Collectiile/ Revistei ‘Orizont Literar Contemporan’, translations by Dr Monica Manolachi, University of Bucharest).
Readers with a digital subscription, or institutional access, can read Byron Beynon’s ‘A Musician’s Ear’ in Wasafiri 105.
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