Monday, 16 February 2015
Sad to hear the news earlier that I heard of the passing of John Davies, one of Wales's most eminent historians. His book " History of Wales" I consider to be an essential read, a story of two milliennia , a masterful account that traces the political, social and cultural history of my land and country,that he weaved with much articulateness, and humor. Alongside being a historian he contributed largely to the fortunes of the Welsh language. He is remembered as one of the founders of the Welsh language society/Cymdeithas Y Iaith. He was also regular broadcaster here in Wales on television and the radio. It was from him and the late Gwyn Alf Williams that I rediscovered my peoples history, not the English history that was forced down our throats when we were at school. A huge loss to the nation of Wales. R.I.P
Here is a poem that I have just written in his and Gwyn's memory.
As pages turned, they helped us remember,
what had lay forlorn, almost forgotten,
allowed us to search for the past again,
to capture memories, tales of yesterday,
the hiraeth of longing of byegone time.
In our nations soil, buried deep,
ancient shadows, greeting today and tomorrow,
reflecting what has been, what will continue to grow,
as our nation drowns in the tears of history
we hold on now, waiting for the continuance of our journey,
forever unfolding, what began so long ago.
Posted by teifidancer at 20:19