DEATH OF THE POET HEDD WYN! (ELLIS HUMPHREY EVANS) (WW1)

Hedd Wyn had no wish - no desires - to go off to war
To fight - to kill - saw no glory - waiting for him there
Would of preferred to work on the family farm
Working on getting the harvest in - baling up the hay
Hedd Wyn were conscripted
He over stayed his leave - gathering in the wheat
Charged - with:
Absent With Out Leave!

On the first day of the the third battle of Ypres - better known that
As Passchendaele - thirtieth of July - Hedd Wyn - went Over The Top
Simon Jones recalls; '' I saw him fall '' ; '' it were a shell nose cap of a shell court him, in his belly! '' ; '' From a shell dropped up ahead of us as we advanced
Nothing I or others could do to help! '' ; '' Rules - you see! ''
'' No stoping you see - them the orders! '' , '' stretcher bearers following behind ''
'' Just hoped they would find him pick him up get him to the aid station in time to save his life! ''
Hedd - were found taken to the aid station - in his hands he grabbed some soil
Asked medics ; '' Am I going to live? '' ; all the medic - could do were to hold Hedds - hand and smile - has he died!

On the sixth of September 1917 - at the National Eisteddfod
The call went out for '' Fleur De Lis! '' ; There were no answer!

ken d williams

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Written on 2018-08-13 at 10:25

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Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
Awesome, Ken. My cousin's Welsh fiancée was telling me about Hedd Wyn one Christmas Eve quite recently. Very good work.
2018-08-13