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Tŷ Newydd Rhithganfyddiad Print

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Tŷ Newydd Rhithganfyddiad Print
Print created by artist Efa Lois (Rhithganfyddiad) reimagining Literature Wales’ Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre site. This beautiful illustration of Tŷ Newydd is accompanied by an extract of a Welsh-language poem written by Ifor ap Glyn, National Poet of Wales – ‘Ffydd’, to note the 30th birthday of Tŷ Newydd in the year 2020. The print is in A3.

 

The English translation of this extract of the poem is as follows:

 

Faith

(Tŷ Newydd at 30)

 

Here we can retreat from the world;

in the marchlands of soil and surf,

in an ancient house hemmed by history,

embraced by the edge of the woods.

 

We come here as sociable hermits

to explore our secular souls,

to recalibrate our senses,

to sink into writing’s rhythm…

 

It’s to this psychedelic convent we come,

to nurture our faith;

to be elevated, before we enter our cells

and dare to dream             – and maybe fail –

and then fail better,

until we prevail…

 

Ifor ap Glyn

National Poet of Wales

(translation by author)