Happy St David's Day
S P Oldham
This is OLD now! Was going to write something new for this year but other things got in the way. Will repost anyway, hope you can appreciate it even if you are not Welsh. I am sure we all love and feel passion for our homelands. Happy St David's Day all.
Wales I am.
If you know of somewhere then please tell me;
This love affair has gone on for so long
And though we’ve had to part, as lovers often do
I’ve never really left this land of song
I know this earth is full of many wonders
Our Earth; a mystery of extremes
Places where the wild sea beats and plunders
Yet always I see Wales in my dreams
I’ve heard of awesome sights, beyond description
Of sun-kissed shores; of calm and peaceful pleasance
No matter how they defy imagination
Wales I always am, in essence.
So many scenes, to hold the eye’s attention
To tempt the painter and the poet to their art
Tell me once, if you must, then no more mention
Wales I am, and always will be, at heart
Countless beaches ravaged into drama
Shining deserts stretching far and wide
All are wonderful; all Earth’s panorama
Yet one place, alone, fills me with such pride
Have you ever left her? Longed to see her hills and mountains,
Waving promises in greenery and flower?
Holding secrets that they’ve held throughout the ages;
Knowing every hour is her finest hour
She seduces you; cleaves you to her wishes
Bends you to her will and makes you whole
Wales I am, praise God, and ever will be
Wales in the centre of my soul.
S. P Oldham.