Tag: Inspirational Quotes

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My dear friend and beautiful inspirational musician, teacher and many other things Eugene Skeef has been writing poems in response to the place we find ourselves today. This is a poem he wrote just a few days ago. After my wall of instruction I wanted a wall of love to balance the fear with hope and sustenance.  I am sure many more of Eugene’s poems will find their way to the wall. Enjoy ! Thank you Eugene from the bottom of my heart. Sianed

The Pearls of Pearl Street 22

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The Queen of Splott has now been joined by Barclodiad y Gawres. (translates as The Apron of the Giantess ) A story of a flying giantess flinging boulders from her apron to form mountains, valleys and cromlechs.  After singing the poem in a beautiful place in France with Tinc y Tannau I wanted to keep the magic of the memory alive for a little bit longer. (A translation of the poem will appear soon.)

The Pearls of Pearl Street 20

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A little room at the bottom of the wall for a part of a poem by T. Gwyn. Jones.

I originally set this poem for an album of songs called LLiwio’r Gair / The Colour of Saying (a mother / daughter collaboration). It was a solo song cycle written in response to visual artist Mary Lloyd Jones’s banner installation charting the development of language from pre historic cup and ring markings, to the Welsh bardic tradition.   Here is a translation of the text. :-

Gwlad y Bryniau / The Land of hills

and in the dance this one sang the rhythms of her dreams

the low song of pre history and in her land the song is without end

You can listen to the album here

https://sianedjones.bandcamp.com/album/lliwior-gair