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Thursday, 1 March 2018

Snow on Snowdon by Anonymous

Cold is the snow on Snowdon’s brow,
It makes the air so chill;
For cold, I trow, there is no snow
Like that of Snowdon’s hill.

A hill most chill is Snowdon’s hill,
And wintry is his brow;
From Snowdon’s hill the breezes chill
Can freeze the very snow.

Note: In the original Welsh, this poem is famous for being made up only of vowels and the letter “R”.

From: Borrow, George, Wild Wales: Its People, Language and Scenery, 2014, The University of Adelaide Library: Adelaide. p. [unnumbered – Chapter 29].

Date: ???? (original in Welsh); 1862 (translation in English)

By: Anonymous

Translated by: George Henry Borrow (1803-1881)