Byron Stratford Davis | HUNTER OF MOONBEAMS


There was a time,
When hunters,
Threw nets into the sky,
To catch small birds in flight.

So I have flown,
Into the net
Of the hunter of moonbeams,
Of the dream walker.


Author’s Bio

On January 7, 1950, at 14 years old, Byron Stratford Davis attempted to cross into the USA searching for his abandoned sister. The Americans refused his entry. Ice was floating down the Niagara River. He stopped on the middle of the Peace Bridge and, angry, he wrote his first poem, “Border River.” He picked up a ride returning into the USA. The officer just waved them through and he just kept going to Alabama.