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PRIZE POEM. -1 <|» f^ Adjudication By j Crwys. j I •LLYNFI* THE WINNER! I Another Prize I The following is the adjudication by j the Rev. Crwys Williams-to whom wo j .tender our thanks—upon the poems sent in in competition for Councillor Jolln Lewis's prize of two guineas. Our j readers will remember that the poem was I to be an appeal on behalf of the Widows' and Orphans' Fund. I THE ADJUDICATION. We tho. generous and genial donor of this prize—Councillor John Lewis—on the very original idea l of awarding a prize for the pest poem in I aid of this deserving fund. It is the last recognition of the stimulating and inspiring value of poetry. Not mfre- quently in days past did the poet inspIre and inflame the military passion and during the last war he did much to cheer ithe brave, while in this competition he 'comes along plying his magic power in the interest of reconstruction. It has been a great pleasure to read the 25 poems sent in, and to watch each one's point of view. I cannot say tille, fund rwould benefit much from some of the jprosier efforts of the competition, while ,thpre are others who have not yet learned the art of getting money out of ipeopte, if the methods adopted in then- poems be an indication of their ideas of tbat most practical of arts. We have .,among the 25 competitors some who come to the door hammering rudely until it is answered. Others who straightway plunge into one's pockets; others almost tmggest the amount ena should gi\; while the most crafty and ingenious of theiri simply tell a pointed story, or paint a suggestive picture which cannot fail to touch the most miserly heart, and even elicit a second donation. Among those who have written with 'literary merit and poetically are: Hart- i;ley; Goecoed; Mervyn; John Bools; Eos; iJack Blunt; (2); Le Roi-, Pilgrim; B. R. But when one comes to criticise them, in the light of a specific purpose, they lack in appeal, euggestiveness, and I #ublety. The best verses have been, sent in by Thomas Williams, Cei-edig, and Llynfi. All three are deserving of a prize, and Jiave understood what toe essential of a 1 poem of this description is. But in every ■way the best verses aw the appended :on,,q by Llynfi. It will be seen that he Jias not wrung hie poem out of the horrors tortures of our brave and fallen ones, "but woven, it out oj the mirth and glee of little trtes who j¡.(>, been enabled to 'ton?et their plight and poverty. Here we have the battlefield right in the back- ground, with the playground and the sands and the wa hi the forrfron;, and ment the motive and incentive lo gene- rosity, instead of a tragedy which is ir- remediable. In hi1- vision and irA- spiration -surpasses anything evinced in the Other poems. There is something approaching lam-eaes- in the hist line of all, but the poem on the whole i* well designed and effective in every w-my. „ Crwys. I THE PRIZE POEM. I THE FUND. I In the cottage by the river, J Oa the hillside, down the strand, Tbmk of us with beef for dinner, pudding loo, and boys for play, Dad will net be at the table, Ior he fel! in i) lan's Land, But he would be glad to know that we were happy Ohristraas Day. Wjien the summer comes tû (iower, And the sea a silver foam, Think of i-is a-holidapug, by its; ripples full of glee; Dad will not come up the channel In the vessel bound for home. But bp would be glad to know lhat we were laughing by the sea. You who toil on land and water. Though so many ou vou call. Think it over. You with eheque ho.oks: write in honour some thing down. Dad will know! Your guardian angel Christinas time will tell him all. And he will feel proud m heaven of the name of Swansea T'nvn. Llynfi. A PLEASING SEQUEL. There is a pleasing sequel. "L!ynn"—the Rev. Llynfi Davies, of Foxhole, St. Thomas, informs ib that he intends donating the prize of two guineas to the Fund. PRIZE FOR A WELSH TRANSLATION. So pleased was Councillor John Lewis witlf the adjudication of the Hev. Crwys Williams of 1 he poem of the Rev. Llynfi Davies, and the sequel [readv mentioned, that he promptly decided to offer a prize of one guinea for the trans-, lation of the verses into Welsh. Will competitors please, therefore, send their translations to t)i f- Leader" .Office, on or before next Thursday morn- in -g 1! We have asked the Rev. R. s. RogN, B.A., Capel Gomer. to adjudicate.

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