Film | Themes | Education | About this website | Contact | Home | Cymraeg

Welcome to Gathering the Jewels.

Here you will find over 20,000 images of objects, books, letters, aerial photographs and other items from museums, libraries and record offices in Wales.

Copy of the poem 'Blodau'r Gog' by R. Williams Parry in his own hand, 31 May 1932 [image 1 of 2]

Copy of the poem 'Blodau'r Gog' by R. Williams Parry in his own hand, 31 May 1932 [image 1 of 2]
View larger image

This item comes from: Department of Manuscripts and Archives, University of Wales, Bangor (Item reference: Bangor 15388).  If you would like to see the original item, or require information regarding copyright, please contact the repository/contributor named above.


The poem 'Clychau'r Gog' (Bluebells) by R. Williams Parry, written in his own hand. The original title of the poem was 'Blodau'r Gog'. It was published in 'Cerddi'r Gaeaf' (1952).

R. Williams Parry (1884-1956) was born in Tal-y-sarn in the Nantlle valley. The writers and scholars T. H. Parry-Williams and Thomas Parry were his cousins. He spent two years at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, but left in 1904 without graduating and became an elementary teacher. He resumed his studies in 1907 at Bangor University and graduated the following year. He worked as a teacher at several schools across Wales before returning to the university at Bangor as a lecturer. He won the chair at the National Eisteddfod in 1910 for his 'awdl' (ode) entitled 'Yr Haf' (The Summer) which was later published in the volume 'Yr Haf a Cherddi Eraill' (1924). He stopped writing for a period during the 1920s but was inspired to recommence in 1936, following the furore which surrounded the burning of the boming school at Penyberth by three prominent Welsh nationalists, namely Saunders Lewis, D. J. Williams and Lewis Valentine. Williams Parry was angered by the decision of the University of Wales to dismiss Saunders Lewis for his part in the act, and began writing a number of political poems, such as 'J. S. L' and 'Y Gwrthodedig' (The Rejected). These poems were published in his second volume 'Cerddi'r Gaeaf' (1952).

Gathering the Jewels ref: GTJ15081

Department of Manuscripts and Archives, University of Wales, Bangor

All items from this repository / contributor