Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Poetic Obituaries: [Dic] Jones's mastery of cynghanedd,

the uniquely Welsh verse form that uses sequenced patterns of alliteration and rhyme to embody and reinforce meaning, ensured that his poems, whether in epigrammatic, elegiac or comic vein, spoke with resonance to all, from the labourer in the field to the lecturer in the library.

His fellow bard Ceri Wyn Jones described his poetry as "the song of the soil, a celebration of the rituals and rigours of rural life, and of the ties that bind man to both his environment and to his fellow man".

from The Guardian: Dic Jones


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