We always have lovely visitors to Lletty Cottage and we enjoy meeting them and welcoming them to this beautiful part of Wales. Our latest visitor turned out to be a poet and he has very kindly written a beautiful poem about Lletty Cottage. He has allowed it to be shared in this post and elsewhere. We love it and the poem will be displayed in a frame in the cottage for all to enjoy.
Two steps from the mainstream,
But a world away;
Is a place to be away from the world.
Built on shale and soul amongst the green and rolling hills
Under trees that you can hear grow and sing,
Amongst the tamed but wild garden,
Tended with all the capability of Brown himself;
Stitched seamlessly to Yew Tree
Symbiotic, but fiercely independent,
Walls created of stone and imagination;
It is both coy and resolute.
A stoic structure gazing out inscrutably at its surroundings,
Modernity engineered out of antiquity.
Inside, is a place for peace.
A mezzanine for dreams.
from amongst the beams.
Painted wood and gnarled oak trace history
Across the rough drawn plaster walls.
Infinite corners and nooks
Jostle with the current,
To create a silence that is more golden
Than all the precious minerals in Dolaucothi.
Morning brings a feathered fluttering;
Frantic feeding amongst the shrubs and trees
That hold the building to its roots.
Colourful slashes across a green and pleasant land,
As finches jabber and chatter,
Crowding for the prized seeds;
The nearest to any rush hour you will get here.
This is a place for contemplation
For reflection and recuperation
A spot to find a different world
And discover…. yourself.