One of my favourite places, set on the road between Caernarfon and Porthmadog(A470), was once one of the largest landowners and tenants on the North Wales peninsula second only to the Faenol Estate in Bangor.

The original family of Glynllifon can trace their roots back to the mythical Cilmyn Troed Ddu, a Welsh hero who battled the cawres (or Giantess) of the Eifl mountains on the Llyn peninsula, only to slip into the black pool of the Llifon river, and gain a black foot (troed-ddu).

These photographs taken courtesy of my cousin Tegwen Morris and her husband Dafydd on an outing inspired a small set of haiku, that I had to share with you all.

Winter wonderland,
placidity reflected,
beauty in silence

derelict mansion,
touched by magical nature,
returns to the earth

Man made a crossing,
transporting to other worlds,
where faeries reside

I couldn’t resist having some fun with the last one. Thanks again to Tegs and Daf for use of the wonderful photographs.


7 responses to “Glynllifon

  1. Greetings! How r u?

    You are invited to join our potluck week 13 at Jingle Poetry :

    Write a poem fitting our week 13 theme (Dreams, Visions, Reveries), post it, and link in to our potluck, you are also allowed to link in unrelated poems. we are open Sunday, 8pm, American central time.

    We have had so much fun having you last week. I cannot wait seeing you on coming Monday again.

    Let me know if you have questions.

    Have A Weekend As Graceful As Your Writing!


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