Cymraeg Gragedd - Welsh Women

Cymraeg Gragedd - Welsh Women

A Poem by Siddartha Beth Pierce

In honor of my family...

An Isle woman
once was I
to Rhode Island
I did fly
from Salem, Mass.
upon the sky,
there did I.
Hughes was the name
that we bore
when grandma
met me at the door,
to sweetly greet me
though she departed
when I was three.
here we are
my kin again
in geneological
Upon the page
the tales of whence
we once pranced
and later laid.
Now upon
American soil
I read of them
at midnight hour
glancing backwards
at those past
dancing a jig
we last.
The family
has since
moved on
but this Welsh woman
reads on
in the dark of night
of those before
while her ashes
slowly hit the floor.
Here in Virginia
she does reside
that she is me
and by my side
are those stories
they told, memories
and my dear Grandma Hughes
who once died.
in mind's eye
the scent of her makeup
reminds me still
that this Welsh woman
of whose blood
I carry
is flying with me
among this family tree.
In this lifetime,
it is true
upon the cliffs of Llandudno
I wrote my name in rocks
upon its face
to remember me;
that I shall not abstain
but will return
once more
to those kindred shores.

© 2013 Siddartha Beth Pierce

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Compelling and enjoyable read. Well done!

Posted 6 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Siddartha Beth Pierce

6 Years Ago

Thank you just published this one once I edited it a bit more since this posting...
A. Amos

6 Years Ago

Great simply awesome

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Siddartha Beth Pierce
Siddartha Beth Pierce

Richmond, VA

Artist, Poet, Educator, African and Contemporary Art Historian more..