R. S. Thomas

August 3, 2017

In October on our Wild Wales bus Tour we will be given a presentation on the poet and vicar R.S.Thomas (1913-2000)at St Hywyns Church in the seacoast hamlet of Aberdaron. Here at the church is where he administered his last service.

Image by Llen Natur.


The Gap in the Hedge.
That man. Prytherch, with the torn cap.
I saw him often, framed in the gap
Between two hazels with his sharp eyes.
Bright as thorns, watching the sunrise
Filling the valley with its pale yellow
Light, where the sheep and the lambs were haloed
With grey mist lifting from the dew.
Or was it a likeness that the twigs drew
With bold pencilling upon the bare
Piece of the sky? For he is still there
At early morning, when the light is right
And I look up suddenly at a bird’s flight.





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