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12 Feb

Morus y Gwynt ac Ifan y Glaw / Daflodd fy nghap i ganol y baw!

Posted by Becca Hemmings

Morus y Gwynt ac Ifan y Glaw

Do you remember this Welsh couplet about the mischievous Morus and Ifan? Think it is quite fitting with this weather!

Morus y gwynt 
Ac Ifan y glaw
Daflodd fy nghap
I ganol y baw.

Morris the wind
And Ifan the rain
Threw my hat
Into the middle of the dirt


Daflodd fy nghap
A wonderful example of but one of the letter mutations which make Cymraeg so suited to poetry and son.
Such good memories of my enjoyment of those aspects of Welsh culture from my time at school in north Wales in the 1940s and 50s
What a contrast to the openly racist and xenophobic behaviour exhibited by such a large majority of the population towards English residents, and especially children, in their midst.
It should come as no surprize that the north Wales Welsh are disliked not only by Scots, Irish and English, but south Wales Welsh too.

Posted by Josef on December 03, 2015

I used to recite this to my children, Welsh Gift Shop Becca and Jack Rhys when they were young.

They loved being bounced on my knees to the rhythm of the words before having their hair blown at
‘Daflodd fy nghap i ganol y baw’
Mam x

Posted by Ann Hemmings on February 12, 2014

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