Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Y garreg a lef

A collection of Welsh tidbits from Jan Morris' A Writer's House in Wales.
Most of the Trefan Morys [the name of her home] stones obviously came from the countryside around, which is rocky and littered with boulders, sometimes standing on end so that they look like holy megaliths. Some of them are holy megaliths, sacred down the aeons to the people who lived in these parts, and a bit sacred to me still. They can be eerie things - not far from here, in a churchyard wall, an ancient stone looks out across the gravestones with the chill inscription Y garreg a lef o'r mur, "the stone cries from the wall."

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