The dramatic dark majesty of Snowdon’s soaring snow 
covered white crest on a cold clear winter’s day,
transient cumulus clouds create fluid light and shade on
 distant undulating hills as wind and sunlight play,
a luxuriant thick carpet of heather’s profuse tiny purple and 
   pink flowers brighten windswept sparse moorland,
    the evergreen conifer and dune backdrop to Llandwyn Island’s 
beach with it’s wide expanse of golden sand.

 Weathered fishing boats in Tenby harbour rest patiently on 
wet sand waiting for the next rising tide,  
over fast flowing water the graceful arches of a suspension 

bridge stretch over to the Menai Strait’s far side,
Portmeirion’s colourful Italian inspired architecture and gardens
   are complemented with tranquil estuary views,
a nearby preserved steam railway runs through idyllic  
mountainous scenery under a sky of purest blue.

Strumble Head’s conspicuous lighthouse is throughout the 
summer overlooked by golden flowering gorse,
     the narrow winding silver ribbon of a crystal clear mountain 
stream flows it’s sculpted downward course,
       the perennial roar of cascading white water as it tumbles through
the smooth black boulders of Swallow Falls,
        rolling hills and patchwork fields with grazing sheep are bordered 
by centuries old drystone walls.

Since medieval times, Conwy Castle’s crenellated grey stone 
towers have stood sentinel to the bay,
overlooked by hills, the turquoise water highlighted with wave 
tipped diamonds created by candescent sun’s rays,
with ever-changing weather and seasons, wildlife and soaring
   mountainous vistas, all that you loved so dear,
when I think of or look at Wales, the beautiful landscape shaped by 
millennia, this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.

Beloved Dad   James Farthing 1929 – 2017

A poem can express innermost emotions after the loss of a loved one or friend.
My poetry is written to be gently uplifting and evocative reminding the reader or listeners of the loved one or friend’s love of Wales.
My poems have been very well received at both church and crematorium services, adding a very personal accolade.

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