Over the next week I’ll be posting information on the poets who will be reading from their work at the Bridgewater International Poetry Festival, Jan 15th-18th.
R.G. Evans will be reading his poetry on Sunday, January 18th, at 10:00am.
Excited to be a part of the 2015 Bridgewater International Poetry Festival!
Visit my website to see my bio and links to some online poems, interviews and videos:http://www.rgevanswriter.com.
Here’s a poem from my book Overtipping the Ferryman:
MONTH WITHOUT A MOON
Any night I like, I can rise instead of the moon
that has forgotten us, not a thought of our sad lot,
and roam the darkened oblongs of the dunes.
Once you said the moon was some pale god
who turned away his face to cause the tides,
and once you said that, I of course believed
that you were mad. Now the ghost crab guides
me to the edge where land is not land, sea not sea,
and all the sky above is one dark dream.
This is the month with no full moon. You
were its prophet, and I am standing on the seam
between belief and what I know is true.
I gave you a diamond. It should have been a pearl.
It should have been a stone to hang above the world.