Parnassian Moments 15 October: Saunders Lewis


The Boypoet Remembers....

Saunders Lewis Saunders Lewis

Poet: Saunders Lewis

Dates: 15 October 1893 – 1 September 1985

Nationality: Welsh

Title of Poem: The Pine

The lake of night is still in the valley,
In its windless trough;
Orion and the Dragon sleep on its leaden face,
The moon rises slowly and swims drowsily on her way.

Behold now the hour of her ascension.
Immediately you shine before her with the lance of your leap
From root to tip under her journey
Shooting to the heart of darkness like the Easter Candle under its flame:
Hush, the night stands about you in the cool chancel
And the bread of heaven crosses the earth with its blessing.

Brief Biography: Lewis was a poet, dramatist, historian, literary critic and political activist. A Welsh Nationalist he was a founder of Plaid Genedlaethol Cymru (now Plaid Cymru).

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I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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