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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Tony Beyer writes in Taranaki, New Zealand. His work has appeared in international journals for a number of decades and he has published several print collections and chapbooks.

Tony Beyer

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Where legends begin

working late
a field hand
sharpens his scythe
on the moon

it is bright stone
in his palm
burning from inside
with cold fire

low enough in the sky
to be reached
through the fence
then rehung on a wire

he wipes his wet brow
grips the haft
and swings crescent
swathes through the grass