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Land of My Fathers.

Updated on June 16, 2015
Cardigan Bay from Clifftop Hotel.
Cardigan Bay from Clifftop Hotel.

Some Things Never Change.

'Tis many a year since I returned

To the land where I was born.

The Land of Song, They call it.

Sometimes a land forlorn.


I stare up at the mountains.

Greener grass you'll nowhere see.

Meanwhile the river Teifi

Flows gently into the sea.


The sea is not always gentle.

it's hard for a boat to dock,

When waves are fierce and crashing

Into the Welsh rocks.


Wales is a beautiful country.

Small and unnoticed at times,

But a more beautiful land of

Mountains and valleys is

Surely hard to find.

The national Flower is the Daffodil
The national Flower is the Daffodil

Panoramic views in Wales,

Were waiting....greeting me.

As the mouth of the River Teifi

Flowed into the Irish sea.

A Quiet part of The bay, when the tide is out. This looks as though the boats are stranded.
A Quiet part of The bay, when the tide is out. This looks as though the boats are stranded.

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      Bill Holland 22 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I love the opening photograph and I love your reflectional poem. Well done, Dim!

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      Dim Flaxenwick 22 months ago from Great Britain

      Thank you so much, billybuc.

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      whonunuwho 22 months ago from United States

      Beautiful writing my friend. whonu

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      mckbirdbks 22 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Dim - this is a beautiful piece of writing and the photography is an added bonus.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 22 months ago from Victoria, Australia

      Lovely! All of it - the poem, photos and sentiments! It is a land of song: 'Home, sweet home is Wales' even when we've been living elsewhere for some generations.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 22 months ago from Great Britain

      Thank you whono. You pay me quite a compliment when you describe this little poem as Beautiful writing.

      I appreciate your support.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 22 months ago from Great Britain

      hello mckbirdbks, so nice to see you. So kind of you to comment.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 22 months ago from Great Britain

      Hi BlossomSB........ Yes it was refreshing to go back to a lovely part of Wales. I like all the west coast.

      It is many years since l was there.

      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment.

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      Genna East 22 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      "The Land of Song" Your beautiful poetry melds with the stunning photography. This is lovely! :-)

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      Dim Flaxenwick 22 months ago from Great Britain

      Thank you Genna

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