Mynegiant Hafal

Graham Hafal

Roedd Diwrnod Mynegiant (Expressions Day) Hafal ar 19 Mai 2010 yn brosiect ar y cyd rhwng yr Academi, Hafal Coed-duon a Datblygu’r Celfyddydau Caerffili. Y grŵp targed oedd defnyddwyr gwasanaethau sydd â thrafferthion iechyd meddwl.

Nod y diwrnod arbennig hwn oedd cynnal gweithdai creadigol cyfranogol mewn barddoniaeth a gweithgareddau eraill cysylltiedig yn y celfyddydau a oedd yn hwyluso cyd-ysgrifennu ag oedolion o gymunedau Caerffili fel rhan o’r Wythnos Addysg Oedolion.

Mae Hafal, Coed-duon yn darparu gwasanaethau iechyd meddwl ym mwrdeistref Caerffili. Rhannwyd y diwrnod yn sesiynau bore a phrynhawn a bu grwpiau’n gweithio gyda’r beirdd Mike Church a Graham Hartill i greu barddoniaeth. Bu’r grŵp hefyd yn arbrofi gyda gweithgareddau gwneud llyfrau lloffion a chardiau.

mike hafal



The town of Blackwood is quite good

Strolling a long second hand shops

Different people getting on with their lives

Many care to have some food.

Sandwiches, pasties steak or cheese

Restaurants which only open at night

Summer here I see the flowers

A ray of colour for many hours.

Nightime racing in their cars

Dangerous times, you cannot go out

A different planet Blackwood is to me

I don’t live here but this is what I see.

Jane Carpenter


The sky is cloudy the days are long

Think about what could be wrong

Holding things in my arms

And all its magic charms.

Empty spaces lines afloat

Drowning, rocking in my boat.

On my own I see another day

There must be another way.

Emotions I’m not allowed to tell

Shouting, shouting I begin to yell

But this is all in my mind

Take a look at what you can find.

Jane Carpenter.

Blackwood by Night

Shop doors have to be cleared by the mechanical

cleanser of this bible block valley in a new sunny cleansed day.

5 a.m. and all is well.

John King.

What’s in the Suitcase?

Go and open the suitcase

maybe inside Icelandic Euros

Go and open the suitcase

maybe inside the dodo reborn

Go and open the suitcase

maybe inside a ticket to nirvana.

Go and open the suitcase

maybe inside and irresistible force facing an immovable object.

Go and open the suitcase

maybe inside the elixor or youth.

Go and open the suitcase

Maybe inside a live woolley mammoth.

Go and open the suitcase

maybe inside eternal life

a mixed blessing.

John King


Cold ice, warmth nice

Feelings on the hand

Thoughts happy, no demands

Needs met, minds happy

Cold ice, warmth nice.

Spencer Lee

Blackwood by night

Drink, drunk.

Spencer Lee

Blackwood by night

Shops, shoppers

Cars, drivers

Buses, delivery vans delivering,

All very civil all quite normal

Normal in an abnormal way to most

Just another normal abnormal day.

Spencer Lee

My imagination

In the suitcase I can see

Maybe a rat, let it be

Clothes and shadows sun and rain

Or maybe just a grain

Many things I this know

A mirror another case this will show

There is a light switch and clothes I see

Just my imagination let it be.

The case is empty, too much to bare

In my imagination I see it there

Expressions around this I know

Now it’s time to let the case go.

Jane Carpenter


I’ve got to go to the post office

To see how many millions I’ve got left.

Graham Baldwin


The things I see today, so bright

Opening doors I see the light

I’m on a planet where stars do shine

Thoughts and feelings that were once mine.

Happiness is wonderful to behold

Never a story to be told

Writing about creative things

I see angels and their wings.

Jane Carpenter


Why is the grass green

Why can’t the breeze be seen.

Who taught the birds to build a nest

Who taught the trees to take a rest

And when the moon is quite round

Where can the missing bit be found.

Graham Baldwin


Life is different today compared to how

it used to be.

Today I am happy not sad

Today nothing is bad

Today is time rolled into one

Today I see a shining sun

Today there is hope, a life so real

Today I can still feel

Today laughing smiling a rhyme

Today there is so much time.

Jane Carpenter.