Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Poem by Byron Beynon

The Furnace Quarry, Llanelli

after the painting by J D Innes (1887-1914)

The industrial juggernaut
has continued
into a new century.
A background of stacks and smoke
in a town by the sea.
A primal wound,
the cleft made on the shocked land.
The quarrying goes on,
filling the world elsewhere
with promises of progress,
remembering too
that nature's mind,
in all her eternal guises,
will observe undaunted
the pillaged scene.
Byron Beynon's work has appeared in several publications, including Jellyfish Whispers, Montucky Review, Worcester Review, Poetry Wales, Poppy Road Review and London Magazine. His most recent collection is The Echoing Coastline (Agenda Editions).

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