Welsh Poet Quotes
To live in Wales is to be conscious at dusk of the spilled blood that went into the making of the wild sky
R. S. Thomas
There wanted not some beams of light to guide men in the exercise of their Stocastick faculty.
Ruler of heaven, Ruler of every people!
We knew not, O Christ! that it was thou.
If we had known thee,
Christ, we should have refrained from thee.
The photograph is married to the eye,
Grafts on its bride one-sided skins of truth....
Sweet appletree, with delicate blossom,
Growing concealed in the wood.
I am more and more engrossed with the single poetic theme of Life and Death, for there doesn't seem to be any question more directly relevant than this one of what survives of all the beloved.
There never has been a time when I did not fall in love with one or two in a single day.
Dafydd ap Gwilym
It fetches crops from the rich earth,
It's a good beast biting the ground.
It must have its knife and its board
And its food right under its thigh.
It goes unwillingly through stones,
It skins the field with leg outstretched.
Hard is the task, O Queen! that you impose,
To tear my bosom with reviving woes.
The picture, placed the busts between,
Adds to the thought much strength:
Wisdom and Wit are little seen,
But Folly's at full length.
Wales, Wales, sweet are thy hills and vales,
Thy speech, thy song,
To thee belong,
O may they live ever in Wales.
The theme of Death is to Poetry what Mistaken Identity is to Drama.
Green pastures are before me, which yet I have not seen;
Bright skies will soon be o'er me, where the dark clouds have been.
My hope I cannot measure, my path to life is free,
My Savior has my treasure, and He will walk with me.
Anna Laetitia Waring
In ways and thoughts of weakness and of wrong, Threads turn to cords, and cords to cables strong.
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Philip James Bailey
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