1932

26 April the last meeting has held in Tabernacle’s first vestry (originally built in 1882).

David Bateman published: Through the Rainbow: a book of poems. Carmarthen: W. Spurrell and son. Here is one of the poems:

CARDIGAN

There is no shire like Cardigan

Through Britain up or down;

And lovelier than old Cardigan

There’s not one tiny town;

 

And Teifi flows from hills to sea,

Which is the loveliest river;

Fairest her children are to me

Of gifts by heaven’s Giver;

 

And O her winds are cleanly keen,

Blown o’er the cleanest ocean,

Where ships of Cardigan have been

Afar in graceful motion.

 

Alas! their voyages are done,

But Teifi still doth send

The sailor-men of Cardigan

Unto the world’s wide end;

 

And sailor-men from Cardigan

Still tell that up or down

There is no shire like Cardigan,

Nor a lovelier town;

 

And Teifi flows from hills to sea,

Which is the loveliest river;

Fairest her children aye must be

Of gifts by heaven’s Giver;

 

And aye her winds are cleanly keen,

Blown o’er the cleanest ocean.

Where ships of Cardigan have been

Afar in graceful motion.

Other poems in the volume include: The Rainbow; Whereunto?; Reverie; The Crow; The Measure; The Innocent; On the death of an imbecile child; Cardigan; Cardigan Bells; Memories; The Butterfly; The Jumble Sale; The Seizure; Wireless; Limpid Laughter and Low; The Traveller; Sheep Dipping; Sea Birds; St. Dogmael’s Ferry; Disillusionment; “As we forgive …”; In Teifi’s Keeping; “Sometime in Vision…”; Roads; Tamed; Immured; Renunciation; Tempered Freedom; The Angels; Sinners; Eden; Country Folk; The Flirt; “Open their Eyes…”; Moth and Flame;  Life’s Seasons; Lux in Tenebris; Words

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