Lines of poetry hung from trees to mark 50th anniversary of poet Waldo Williams' death


Dail Pren (Image: Gwalia).

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the poet Waldo Williams' death, Cymdeithas Waldo is encouraging members of the public to hang lines of his poetry like leaves on a tree.


These "symbolic leaves" allude to the poet's famous collection of poetry Dail Pren (Tree Leaves), which is widely held to be a masterpiece and whose appeal continues to the present day.


Waldo is generally considered to be one of the foremost Welsh poets of the twentieth century.


He is known for his pacifism, his anti-war campaigning, and his Welsh nationalism.


Eirian Wyn Lewis, Cymdeithas Waldo Chairman said:


“...Much has been organised already this year to mark his death fifty years ago in 1971, and these symbolic leaves will bring us closer to the ideas he conveyed in his poems. There are so many lines to be chosen which are rich in meaning”.

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