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Psalm Of the Valleys -- Alex Pascall

Guest poem submitted by Gareth Jones:
(Poem #374) Psalm Of the Valleys
We dedicate, O Lord, this flame to The Valleys,
In loving memory of our beloved ones,
To the thousands whose toils, hopes and aspirations
Gave life and sustenance to us all,
Families, friends and colleagues,
For the warmth bestowed to those with and without
To the energies of coal, its miners and
The emptied wombs who gave birth to this unending glow,
You gave us light. Give us hope for peace.
Guide us through our darkness.
To the hills, though silently you listen and look on,
You'll remain the eyes, ears and manuscripts.
You hold in your vision, treasures,
Faces, voices and footsteps of generations.
You are the legacy of hope,
The Psalm for change,
The flame to keep alive the memory of
Blaenavon, Ebbw Vale, Rhymney, Merthyr, Rhondda.
Sustain us with radiance and confidence,
Give us the essence of peace for tranquillity.
You are the everlasting.
-- Alex Pascall
Alex Pascall is one of the story tellers on the TV program
Teletubbies. He is a truly amazing person to meet, which I
was lucky enough to do at a children's festival in Cardiff,
Wales. It was here that I was given a copy of this poem. I
don't know if it has been published.

I must admit to being biased here, because my parents, and
their parents before them came from Rhondda, but I think
that even though the coal mines are now almost extinct, the
memory is still very strong, and should not be forgotten.
The memories will always be there for people to see, but
that there is a future as well.

Oh, what the heck, I just like it. I am not one of those who
memorise things and can quote a whole poem, which has
distinct advantages, each time I read this it is fresh, and
yet reminds me of the hymns so aften associated with South
Wales and the rugby internationals particularly. It is quite
a feat to bring all this to life for a West Indian whose
home is in London.


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