Thursday, August 09, 2007

The Black Chair 3, Sword




Cold
cold
take
hold
ask
how
the
oak
can
cry
ask
why
this black, black chair
must
also
weep
from
fear
past
care
full
moon
pale
land
dark
face
dark
eyed
crag
comb
lake
moor
peak
lost
land
lost
love
take
hope
take
heed
poet
bard
Hedd
Wyn
am
I

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Anyway, when Hedd Wyn won the Chair at the National Eisteddfod in Birkenhead in 1917, the carved oak chair stood on the stage and a sword was placed upon it. Then, when it was announced that Hedd Wyn was dead, the sword was removed and the chair draped in black. The picture shows Ray Gravelle, current Keeper of the Sword and a Welsh hero in many more ways than one.

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