Cloch San Padrig, Cemaes

Gillian Clarke, 2014 (then National Poet of Wales)

This poem was composed for and read at the dedication of the bell.

At the turn of the earth,

heartbeat of the deep

under the wind’s breath,

as the sea stirs in sleep

under the moon’s gravitational pull,

when the tide’s at the full,

at the twelfth hour

the bell will toll.

Mewn gwynt a glaw,

gwyll neu oleuni,

heulwen, lloergan,

pan fo’r tonnau’n taro

ar y traeth dan dynfa’r lleuad,

bob dydd, adeg y penllanw,

swn y tonnau,

sain y gloch yn canu.

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