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Poem: The Other

The light always falls on Llanwenarth,
Yet indirectly, rays knifing through clouds,
Exploding from stitchwort, and the soft glow
Of yew-secreted corridors of violets

Light needn’t come in a bang, but a whimper, 50 more words

Silurists and Galfridians

The Wagon Magazine of Chennai has published an article of mine on its website. It covers a poem by Henry Vaughan and some of the prophecies of Merlin. 113 more words

History

To Her Husband for Beating Her by Gwerful Mechain translated by AM Juster

This is a 15th century Welsh poem believed to be the oldest known poem against domestic violence.

Through your heart’s lining let
there be pressed, slanting… 25 more words

Poem: Welsh Daydream

Terse old house,
An entomologist’s empire,
Tucked in-between hard knuckles of earth,
Kneaded by the hands of canyon-making disasters,
Where woodlice weevil between geological strata… 86 more words

Dylan Thomas: "The force that through the green fuse drives the flower"

The force that through the green fuse drives the flower

The force that through the green fuse drives the flower
Drives my green age; that blasts the roots of trees… 160 more words

Poetry

Dylan Thomas: "The force that through the green fuse drives the flower"

The force that through the green fuse drives the flower

The force that through the green fuse drives the flower
Drives my green age; that blasts the roots of trees… 160 more words

Poetry

Wales, Words and the Bardic Sublime

Wales, Words and the Bardic Sublime

Dr Katherine Fender (St John’s College, University of Oxford) discusses the ways in which the notion of the ancient Welsh “bard” was invoked in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. 1,446 more words

19th Century