WORDS

 

PEN DOMAN

Summer came and went.

 

Memories of play on fields between the town and sea

Heat, hot, haze, the smell of mud on wrecks of ships that saw the world.

 

The curlew calls as dusk descends and steals the light away from rooftops dressed in slate.

 

Beach Road lights ignite floodlights for kids to play, to run, to shout, to scream and dream

 

and stare beyond the sea.

 

 

 

 

LLECHI

 

Shafts of light stab stubborn clouds that hang above the Glyder proud

 

light tip-toes on tips of slate where men once toiled in freezing rain

 

bitter wind bites at faces of folk folorn as the Ogwen cuts through rocks of ages past

 

to Penrhyn Dock, where masts once rocked on seething tides and took the stone away.

 

DOMAN CWILYDD

 

With powder black and steely rod, on Glyders dark and grey

strong men cut out the heartless rock and sent it on it's way.

 

From Pesda hills to Hirael Bay the cargo blue and cold

to distant shores and continents, to nations young and old.

 

From the Cegin to the Mersey, via islands hot and dry

tallships and people struggled to keep the lord on high.

 

In Penrhyn fields of green, green grass, a castle large and hollow

stands testament to shame and class, a monolith of sorrow.

 

DAGRAU CHWARAL PESDA

 

Tears fall through clouds of stone to dive in depths of mountain lakes

 

crying through a waterfall to river bed and sombre banks

 

twisting through the valley floor past ancient rocks and quarry town

 

past castle built on brutal trade

 

to open sea

 

to drown.

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