the absent RS

he wrote

the absence of god

like the pebbles of Cricieth beach

left by sea birds


his absence leaves me alone

to ask:

The haggard Welshmen turned inside

their own absence sitting in the musty Chapel –

what could they have needed more than

the outstretched arms of the empty

cross he offered?




~ by Barbara S on March 14, 2016.

One Response to “the absent RS”

  1. It was just 60 miles down the road, in North Wales, where lived when R.S. Thomas spent the last years of his life there.

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