Wild Court

An international poetry journal based in the English Department of King’s College London

‘In Memoriam Alun Lewis’ – a poem by Byron Beynon


    In Memoriam Alun Lewis




From India you wrote of coming
back and that isolation
for youth to breathe and grow.
Later when the history books
were updated and maps
became the colour of rainbows,
warm letters home
once written
between breaks
in the clouds
floated like bruised poppies
on a burnt tide.
Alone you summoned
what real love there was,
as your exhausted shadow
fell like a gauze of silent rain.