poet byron beynon

Contributor Profile – Byron Beynon


Byron Beynon is a regular contributor of poetry, essays and reviews to North of Oxford. He lives in West Wales. He has lived in London, Norway, France and Australia. His work has appeared in several publications including Agenda, London Magazine, Plainsongs, Chiron Review, Poetry Wales, Cyphers and the human rights anthology In Protest (University of London and Keats House Poets).  Collections include Cuffs (Rack Press), The Echoing Coastline (Agenda Editions). 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).

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MockingHeart Review https://mockingheartreview.com/archives/volume-2-issue-2/byron-beynon/

Foxglove Journal https://foxglovejournal.wordpress.com/2017/12/02/watching-waves-byron-beynon/

The Galway Review https://thegalwayreview.com/2014/12/05/byron-beynon-six-poems-2/

Softblow http://www.softblow.org/byronbeynon.html

The London Magazine https://www.thelondonmagazine.org/art-and-poetry-by-byron-beynon/

Poppy Road Review https://poppyroadreview.blogspot.com/2014/10/two-poems-by-byron-beynon.html


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3 Poems by Byron Beynon

Corner of a Room
Can a room
preserve a memory?
The key is hidden,
but the curtain is drawn
back to allow the eyes
to settle on other lights.
Chairs, a table simply laid,
canvases at rest,
quietly the corner emerges
from darkness.
Summoned by the act of patience,
it is there in the mind’s uncharted
corridors where life goes on.
The Bead Chain
A barefooted adult and child
linked together in life.
They stare at each other.
Do they read
each others thoughts?
Are they the same?
They stand in a rich space,
but the silent guitar
has been banished
to a corner.
There is no music here,
only two apprehensive minds
contemplating the translation of their lives.
An Open Collar
I think of Keats wearing an open collar
fashionably turned down,
the black ribbon
round a bare neck,
his fresh, shy nerves
tapping against a window-pane
in a room of quiet intensity
and free movement.
In the early hours of an October morning
he sealed a letter,
dispatched a sonnet
to a breakfast table,
the anticipation conceived.
Seeing the compass of words
he gathered from experience,
moods captured from natural objects,
the heavily marked book
an exorcism for disappointments,
the murmurs rightly used.
Byron Beynon 2014
Byron Beynon lives in Swansea, Wales. His work has appeared in several publications including North of Oxford, London Magazine, Chiron Review, The Lampeter Review, Poetry Wales, Poetry Salzburg and human rights anthology In Protest (University of London and Keats House Poets).  Collections include Cuffs (Rack Press) and the Echoing Coastline (Agenda Editions)

In the Mirror by Byron Beynon

In The Mirror
He will remain sitting in this familiar room
surrounded by objects that gather
the knowing weight of dust.
The companionship of a mirror
stares back at the angle of his head,
restless legs crossed for effect,
reminding him of how
an image can stick
in the stubborn brain.
The exact chairs,
the stillness of a plant growing,
his eyes looking softly
into the rhythmic imagining of the glass,
sensing the shadows encroaching
round the narrative of a vanished life.
Byron Beynon 2014
Byron Beynon lives in Wales. His work has appeared in several publications including Poetry Ireland Review, Agenda, Plainsongs, Poetry Pacific, London Magazine and the human rights anthology In Protest (University of London and Keats House Poets). Collections include Cuffs (Rack Press), Human Shores (Lapwing Publications) and The Echoing Coastline (Agenda Editions).