He shone as one of the most versatile of the poets and writers of Wales . He was a playwright , newspaper columnist , broadcaster , lecturer , and a lyrical poet in both Welsh and English ; he was also a musician and an excellent artist . He won some of the chief prizes at provincial eisteddfodau and the crown for a pryddest at the national eisteddfod three times: at Abergavenny in 1913 (‘ Ieuan Gwynedd ’), Birkenhead in 1917 (‘ Pwyll pendefig Dyfed ’), and at Pwllheli in 1925 for his best known poem to his childhood area (‘ Bro fy mebyd ’). He adjudicated many times at the national eisteddfod and was Archdruid of Wales in the Gorsedd of Bards , 1947-50 .
He was a prolific writer both in Welsh and English . Among his numerous published works are collections of poems: Dros y nyth ( 1913 ), Plant y babell ( 1922 ), Haul a glaw ( 1938 ), O dydd i ddydd ( 1927 ), Y winllan las ( 1936 ), A quire of rhymes ( 1943 ), Unwaith eto ( 1946 ), Difyr a dwys ( 1960 ); plays: Dreams come true ( 1916 ), Etifedd Arberth ( 1937 ); and prose: Here and there ( 1953 ), Y filltir deg ( 1954 ), Colofnau Wil Ifan ( 1962 ).
Rev. Gerallt Jones (1907-84), Caerwedros, New Quay
Published date: 2001