beltane (may day poems, glastonbury 2019)



moon sun: slow,


heavy drops on the site

                        of arthur’s tomb (his

                                    queen in small


print!) – a quarter of a

millennium, the myth

its own black






in the orchard, escaping

me: bird of black & red &


white, flying Her tri-






drumming &

shouts from

the town



Sean Howard is the author of four collections of poetry in Canada, most recently Ghost Estates (2018). His poetry has been widely published in North America, and featured in The Best of the Best Canadian Poetry in English (2017).