Gelli Fach

Gelli Fach

I'm a cell, I'm fragmented, I change my form;
I'm a repository of song, I'm a dynamic state.
I love a wooded slope and a snug shelter,
and a creative poet who doesn't buy his advancement.

Wyf kell, wyf dellt, wyf datweirllet;
wyf llogell kerd, wyf lle ynnyet.
Karaf-y gorwyd a goreil clyt,
a bard a bryt ny pryn y ret.

From: Legendary Poems from the Book of Taliesin, edited and translated by Marged Haycock

About The Sea Road

The Sea Road comprises twenty-five poems which draw upon nature, archetype and myth for their imagery and highlight the way we are bonded to the natural world and responsive to its underlying  rhythms and manifestations.

"Hilaire Wood writes beautifully. Her language reaches for a delicate sensibility which always stirs. She writes about things that matter to her, and by extension to us all. Uplifting, joyous and life-affirming."

- Nigel Humphreys, Poet, Member of the Welsh Academy 

“Her insights crystallize into mesmerising turns of phrase and sharp observation. Her poems are mysteriously beautiful without sentimentality or compromise.”

- Mike Smith, Poet and Word Distiller

“Mythic perspectives and imaginative recreations of the past feature
strongly in this collection. The poems are bright with imagery,
conveying glimpses of landscape that remain clear in the mind's eye.”

- Greg Hill, Poet, Critic, Member of the Welsh Academy

Gently the moon undulates,
caught in the curves of a water-lily.
Sometimes, waiting can be beautiful.
(from The Moon and the Beech Tree)

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