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

The weathered fishing boats in Tenby harbour rest on sand waiting for the next
   rising tide,  
over fast flowing water the graceful arches of the Menai Bridge stretch over to 
   the far side,
Portmeirion’s colourful Italian inspired architecture and gardens with tranquil
    estuary views,
a nearby preserved railway runs through idyllic mountainous scenery under a 
     sky of purest blue.

Strumble Head lighthouse is throughout the summer overlooked by golden
     flowering gorse,
the winding silver ribbon of a crystal clear mountain stream flows it’s sculpted 
      downward course,
           the roar of cascading white water as it tumbles through the black boulders of              
      Swallow Falls,
rolling heather covered hills and patchwork fields with boundaries of undulating
      drystone walls.

For centuries Conwy Castle’s crenellated grey stone towers have stood sentinel to
  the bay,
overlooked by hills, the turquoise water highlighted with glittering diamonds created 
     by 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, so full of natural beauty,
this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.

In loving memory of James Farthing 1929 – 2017

Poppyland Poet

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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.

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