Rain overnight —
the mist on Mynyddislwyn
melts almost as quickly
as it takes me
to write about it.

A note on pronunciation:
Mynydd ; pronounced munnuth (th as in those)
Is = iss
lwyn = the most difficult part but closely resembling lo-een. (Said rapidly and as one syllable.)


10 Responses

  1. Alan Summers Says:

    Perhaps Captain Blood, had he time, might have penned this at one time too? ;-)


    Captain Blood is a fictitious figure based on more than one real person including Captain Henry Morgan, famous Welsh pirate.

  2. Rhoda Galgiani Says:

    Considering I don’t know what Mynyddislwyn is, I can’t truly appreciate this poetry’s meaning. At first I thought it to be a lake, but then the mist melting quickly brings possibly another thought? Hmmm! In spite of my lack of knowledge, I think this posting might be very good…

  3. syllable?17 Says:

    old morning mist parishes
    phantasma parade


  4. Mary Says:

    Sounds awfully Welsh to me. Ancient of days.

  5. Jon Says:

    Thanks for the comments! It is indeed very Welsh. If you follow this link, you get a sense of how high up you’re looking:


  6. syllable?17 Says:

    That’s a nice view, Jon, the churh overseeing the mutating parishes. One hopes that bells are still rung!

    2000 winters
    a Welsh hill church
    reminds us

    This is an excellent picture, by the way:

  7. Alison Hedlund Says:

    Mysterious, magical, evanescent mist. I love the name of the mountain, though I wouldn’t dare to pronounce it… Thanks for this wonderful haiku moment!

  8. ????? 250 Says:

    thanks for all this great and valuable informtions …

  9. ????? ????? Says:

    I quite enjoyed reading it

  10. ????? ????? Says:

    This is amazing thak you

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