Archive for August, 2021

Thursday 19th August 2021

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Wednesday 18th August 2021

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Tuesday 17th August 2021

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I’m Dreading The Night

You have had your time
Someone said to me yesterday
But what have I done?
I guess not much
But I had a son
He has my name
He’s twice divorced
Am I to blame?
He has two sons
To carry him on
My time is done
But
But I see neighbours
Twenty years plus time
They have over me
Heroes every one
But what’s my purpose?
Is my purpose done too?
March on
March on
Pain, pain, pain
Sleep is difficult
The first hour awake
Pain, pain, pain
I’m so unsure
My time is done
Yet I am still here
I have no choice
But the pain the pain
It denotes me
It controls me
It rules my night
It plagues my day
Dreams are dashed
Now the pain in my head returns
My time is done
My time is done

I’m dreading the night
The pain and the waking
The heavy heart
The loneliness
The sad weight
Come morning
Come and let me have slept deep
And softly
With no pain

John Bish 17th August 2021

Monday 16th August 2021

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Saturday 14th August 2021

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Cofiwch Dryweryn “Remember Tryweryn” is a graffitied stone wall near Llanrhystud, Ceredigion, Wales. Author and journalist Meic Stephens originally painted the words onto the wall of a ruined cottage in the early 1960s following the decision by the Liverpool City Council to flood the Tryweryn Valley to create the Llyn Celyn reservoir.

Due to its prominent location, stark message, and history of repeated vandalism, the wall has become an unofficial landmark of mid Wales. The phrase “Cofiwch Dryweryn” has itself become a prominent political slogan for Welsh nationalism, appearing on T-shirts and banners, and as replica murals.

Friday 13th August 2021

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Thursday 12th August 2021

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Wednesday 11th August 2021

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For the Emperor Caesar Flavius Valerius Constantine, Pius Felix Invictus Augustus, son of the deified Constantius, Pius Augustus

Found in excavation, incorporated in the foundation trench of a late-Roman building at Alcester Alauna.

Constantine I Flavius Valerius Constantinus;  272 – 337, also known as Constantine the Great, was Roman Emperor from 306 to 337. Born in Naissus, Dacia Mediterranea , he was the son of Flavius Constantius (a Roman army officer born in Dardania who had been one of the four emperors of the Tetrarchy. His mother, Helena, was Greek and of low birth. Constantine served with distinction under the Roman emperors Diocletian and Galerius. He began by campaigning in the eastern provinces (against barbarians, and the Persians) before he was recalled in the west in 305 AD to fight with his father in Britain. After his father’s death in 306, Constantine became emperor; he was acclaimed by his army at Eboracum York, England. He emerged victorious in the civil wars against emperors Maxentius and Licinius to become the sole ruler of the Roman Empire by 324.

Tuesday 10th August 2021

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Monday 9th August 2021

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