Informational Site NetworkInformational Site Network
Privacy
 
Home - Collection of Stories - Famous Stories - Short Stories - Wales Poetry - Yiddish Tales

Wales Poetry

The Rose Of The Glen
Although I've no money or treasure to give, No palace or c...

Song Of The Foster-son, Love
I got a foster-son, whose name was Love, From one endu...

An Address To The Summer
of Llanbadarn Fawr, Cardiganshire, and was born about ...

The Song Of The Fisherman's Wife
Restless wave! be still and quiet, Do not heed the win...

The Holly Grove
Sweet holly grove, that soarest A woodland fort, an armed ...

The Lord Of Clas
The Lord of Clas to his hunting is gone, Over plain and...

Under The Orchard Tree
Under the deep-laden boughs of the orchard Walks a maid...

The Eisteddfod,
Strike the harp: awake the lay! Let Cambria's voice be h...

Woman
Gentle Woman! thou most perfect Work of the Divine Arc...

The Golden Goblet, In Imitation Of Gothe
There was a king in Mon, {62} A true lover to his grave; ...

The Faithful Maiden
At the dawning of day on a morning in May, When the bi...

The Battle Of Gwenystrad
contemporary of Aneurin in the sixth century. He appe...

The Mother To Her Child After Its Father's Death
My gentle child, thou dost not know Why still on thee ...

That Had Been Converted Into A May-pole In The Town Of Llanidloes, In Montgomeryshire
Ah! birch tree, with the verdant locks, And reckless min...

Walter Sele
O'er Walter's bed no foot shall tread, Nor step unhallo...

The Immovable Covenant
the Welsh of Mr. H. Hughes, was a Minister in the Baptist ...

The Grove Of Broom
The girl of nobler loveliness Than countess decked in go...

The Withered Leaf
Dry the leaf above the stubble, Soon 'twill fall into ...

The Ewe
So artless art thou, gentle ewe! Thy aspect kindles...

The Castles Of Wales
Ye fortresses grey and gigantic I see on the hills of...



Song To Arvon






Category: The Beautiful.

by the Rev. Evan Evans, a Clergyman of the Church of England, better
known by his bardic name of _Ieuan Glan Geirionydd_. He was born in 1795
at a freehold of his father, situate on the banks of the river
Geirionydd, in Carnarvonshire, and died in 1855. He composed a great
number of poems on different subjects, religious and patriotic, several
of which obtained prizes at Eisteddfodau, and one on the Resurrection
gained the chair or principal prize. This poet's compositions are
distinguished by great elegance, sweetness and pathos, and are much
esteemed in the Principality. Several of them have been set to music.]

Where doth the cuckoo early sing,
In woodland, dell and valley?
Where streamlets deep o'er rocky cliffs
Form cataracts so lofty?
On Snowdon's summits high,
In Arvon's pleasant county.

Flocks of thousand sheep are fed
Upon its mountains rugged,
Her pastures green and meadows fair
With cattle-herds are studded,
Deep are the lakes in Arvon's vales
Where fish in shoals are landed.

The shepherd's soft and mellow voice
Is heard upon her mountain,
Where oft he hums his rustic song
To his beloved maiden,
Resounding through the gorges deep
With bleat of sheep and oxen.

On Arvon's rock-bound shore doth break
The surge in fretful murmur,
And oft when stirr'd by tempest high
The ocean speaks in thunder,
Spreading through town and village wide
Dismay, despair and fear.

* * * * *

The sun is glorious when it breaks
The gloom of morning darkness,
Sweet are the leaves and flowers of May
Succeeding winter's baldness,
Yet fairer than the whole to me
Are Arvon's maids so guile-less.

If to the sick there is delight
To heal of his affliction,
If to the traveller's weary sight
Sweet is the destination,
Than all these sweeter far to me
The hills and dales of Arvon.

Had I the wings and speed of morn
To skim o'er mount and valley,
I'd hie o'er earth and sea direct
To Arvon's genial country,
And there in peace would end my days,
Far from deceit and envy.





Next: To The Spring

Previous: An Address To The Summer



Add to del.icio.us Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Del.icio.us Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
SHAREADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 3999


Untitled Document