I Was Born In Rhymney

I Was Born In Rhymney
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Product ID : 1620f
Weight: 2.00 lbs
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Out Of Print ... It is appropriate that this book is published to commemorate the visit of the National Eisteddfod of Wales to the Rhymney Valley, for Idris Davies was arguably the most Welsh of the Anglo-Welsh poets of his time. Out of the mining valleys of south Wales, where the memory of hardship lingers on, Idris Davies speaks with a lyrical simplicity in the vernacular of his country to children of all ages. Child of Rhymney, child of his time, his poems reflect a personal vision of the pain of his day. He wrote 'with a kind of sad and jaunty happiness about his people and his country'. As with Dylan Thomas, he knew there is only one position for a poet anywhere. That is upright. Olwen Hughes, another child of Rhymney, has contributed the fine black and white and colour illustrations of Rhymney, past and present, bringing a deep visual comprehension of their common birthplace.

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