Myfanwy And Glenys

One of my readers/followers, Colleen Brown, this morning asked me about the origin of the photo, of the tree picture in my previous poem/article, from early this morning (When Do We Grow The Next Tree), as I had again reused the photo from this old post. So I’ve been inspired by Colleen, The Chatter Blog >> .. to post this poem of mine, that I wrote last year, ‘Myfanwy And Glenys’. The tree in the photo is of the ancient “Pontfadog Oat Tree” in Wales, said to be 1,200 years old,… unfortunately the old tree was blown down by a storm in 2013……

Myfanwy And Glenys


We haven’t been here for years

At Pontfadog’s Swan Inn drinking beers

The cosy lounge’s open fire invites us to stay

Reminiscing, we talk of bygone days


Remembering our twin Aunties, Myfanwy and Glenys

When they giggled and blushed at our first public kiss

We were sitting upon our Aunties picnic rug

Under the ancient Pontfadog Oak

Overlooking the picturesque river Ceirrog

Gently flowing beneath the Bridge of Madoc

And down the road, the Glyn Valley Tram rolled in

Visitors alighting at the historic Tram Station building

We happily observed their contented smiles

Basking in the beautiful country-side of Pontfadog


We’re comfortably warm here, holding hands

Our ageing dog’s laying on your lap, a white bundle of bliss

A gift from our dear Aunties, Myfanwy and Glenys

Proudly we had named her “Pontfadog”







Ivor Steven (c)Β  August 2019

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

28 thoughts on “Myfanwy And Glenys”

  1. Its 1;25 am and I just woke up from a unsettling nonsense dream, so I came here just to get my head straight again and found this delightful poem. You know how to make people feel good with your words. I do so like this!

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    1. The photos are off the computer images of “Pontfadog’, but Myfanwy and Glenys, were the names of mother’s cousins (twins) from southern England, and nice to write a story based on there names and Welsh village of Pontfadog…..

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    1. Yes Beth, I enjoyed writing this little love story, and using the names, Myfanwy and Glenys, that were actuaully the names of my mother’s twin cousins who lived in southern England…..

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    1. The name/village was a prompt from my writer’s group, but the names Myfanwy and Glenys, were actually my mother’s twin cousins who lived in southern England


  2. AW! Love this poem! A joy to read! It made me smile SO BIG πŸ™‚ and it made me giggle! πŸ˜€ What wonderful memories of wonderful people and wonderful places and wonderful times…turned into a wonderful poem! πŸ™‚
    Lovely photos! πŸ™‚
    So sad the tree is gone! 😦
    One day we will all be gone…but we will be remembered!
    You will leave a huge beautiful legacy of love, Ivor! And your writing will be a part of that! πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚


    1. Oh Carolyn your gorgeous comments always warm my heart…… Did you get my comments on your “Cooper” photos and story you posted last week. I only found your article last night, I hope they when through, they was a picture link too ((Hugs))

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