Wythnos Addysg Oedolion 2009 Fferm Greenmeadow

Peter Read

Croesawodd Fferm Greenmeadow y Ffair Addysg Oedolion gyntaf ar y cyd â Chynghrair Dysgu Tor-faen ddydd Mawrth 12 Mai 2009.

Peter Read oedd y bardd preswyl am y dydd a bu’n annog pobl i gyfrannu at gerdd grŵp newydd yn ystyried ffermio, hanes a chadwraeth yn Fferm Greenmeadow, Cwmbrân.

Defnyddiwyd cyflythreniad, odl a rhythm gan bawb a fu wrthi i greu cyfansoddiad trawiadol am y fferm ddoe a heddiw ac am ei safle yn y gymuned leol.

The Green Lung

Adult Learners Week participants and Peter Read

The green lung of farm land

Keeps breathing, despite centuries

Of coal, industry and motorway lanes

Whizzing past the town

With fumes which exhaust the sky.

Breathing new life into the ancient earth

Enticing young people

To savour the green fuse of nature,

As they learn to sow the seeds of tomorrow.

Some try to escape

Like the piglets who snuffle

And shuffle away from their mothers

Through thin railinged gaps

Plus three deer, who last year

Just  disappeared.

In a field two rheas

Move heavily and clumsily

Like top heavy, too heavy ballet dancers

Dressed in upside down tutus

All around us we move back to nature

Sheep straggle around a cluttered pen

Parading a biblical pedigree

Through Jacob’s wanderings

While Berkshire pigs

Lead us back to Cromwell’s time.

But we move forward too

For strong shiny teeth

We need calcium from cattle’s milk

For warmth, when winter freezes

Around the house, we hug

The wool farmed from sheep.

We are all linked,

Needing each other,

The green lung

Feeding and protecting the community..