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Daniel Dwyran

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When Daniel Dwyran, attended an open day at Tyddyn Môn, a charity and farm at Brynrefail near Amwlch on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey in 2014, little did he know that his life was about to change forever. Daniel had been writing rhyme, rants and reflection on life for well over forty years. A passion incorporating humanity and humour with serious subject matter yet keeping his work secretly stored in his roof space. However nothing could have prepared him for that chance meeting with Jon Hippy, the festival director of Folk on the Farm, the Anglesey Folk Festival, on that summer day in 2014. "I was reliably informed by one of his family members" said Jon, "That he wrote poetry and stored it in his loft. I just had to speak to Daniel and encourage him to come to a Tyddyn Môn Folk night and share it which thankfully he did". Since that day on Anglesey in 2014 Daniel has published three collections of his work taking him from humble wordsmith to performance poet appearing at numerous Write Out Loud, spoken word and open mic' events including Broadstairs Folk Week Poets and the Anglesey Folk Festival often travelling on his trusty Vespa Publications: MIST FROM THE MENAI http://www.lulu.com/shop/daniel-dwyran/mist-from-the-menai/paperback/product-22386222.html TAKING THE MIC' http://www.lulu.com/shop/daniel-dwyran/taking-the-mic/paperback/product-22621270.html VERBAL VAGABOND http://www.lulu.com/shop/daniel-dwyran/verbal-vagabond/paperback/product-23126729.html Gig Reviews: ANGLESEY FOLK FESTIVAL. (Folk on the Farm). http://www.fatea-records.co.uk/magazine/live/FolkOnTheFarm.php/ "Daniel a passionate writer, he also writes with humour, great imagery and compassion on a wide range of topics and life experiences. He is a gracious supporter of every other poet he watches. His work is always popular among poets and friends. I look forward to much more of the same". (Jeffarama! Jeff Dawson. Poet and MC). Verse on a Vespa... now there's another idea!

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THE PLACE WHERE ONLY DEAD MEN SLEEP Decaying corpses, unique stench With cordite blowing, past our trench I no longer hear the warning rattle But smell and taste impending battle In the distance sounds a Lewis Gun Maybe aimed at some unlucky Hun So far in front of our barbed wire Amongst the brown serrated mire The Corporal said this place was ‘Wipers’ Mud and blood and German Snipers The Sergeant Major called it Ypres The place where only dead men sleep My rifle’s clean and my feet are rotten My bayonet’s sharp and my Wife's forgotten A para-flare lights up all our sorrow For us will there be a tomorrow Will I see again green English grass Or taste a beer, or see ‘our Lass’ Hear singing birds and cats that howl A Skylark, Curlew and dogs that growl Play some cricket, leather on willow Nice clean bed with a feather pillow I pray that I will get a chance To leave this hell of Northern France The Corporal said this place was ‘Wipers’ Mud and blood and German Snipers The Sergeant Major called it Ypres The place where only dead men sleep (c) Daniel Dwyran GLASTO IN MY GARDEN I stared up at the silver Moon A weekend at the end of June Solstice gone, now here so soon I've got Glasto in my garden Had no chance to get a ticket Put my tent up, near the thicket Nice fresh air, you just can’t lick it I've got Glasto in my garden I’ve got some “grass”... with clover in it I’ve got some “pot”... with a plant stuck in it I’ve even got “shit”... It’s my Missus innit I've got Glasto in my garden I got dressed up, just like a hippy I've got a veggie burger from our local chippy I’ve put a star on my head with my Sister’s lippy I've got Glasto in my garden For my “vibes” I put the tranny on Tuned it in to Radio One Wondered where the “birds” had gone For they all flew out my garden For half an hour it felt so good Then came the rain like I knew it would Then the whole of the garden turned to mud I had Glasto in my garden (c) Daniel Dwyran

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keith jeffries

Fri 7th Apr 2017 10:11

Hello Daniel, I am a relative newcomer to WOL and came across your profile and the poem The Place where only Dead Men Sleep. This particular poem interests me as I have written similarly in a poem called Hell´s Quagmire which is posted on my profile. We write not from experience as we are too young yet you have captivated the atmosphere so well of what life was like in the trenches. I drew a lot of my inspiration from old war time photos and some written works. Your poem has a special essence to it. Thank you. Keith

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Wendy

Fri 6th Nov 2015 14:47

Thankyou for your kind comments I'm sure Daniel there is a lots more thoughts coming my way Wendy

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Darren Lea-grime

Tue 28th Jul 2015 23:57

hi dan not seen you in a while, cheers for the comments on workers unite. it was meant to be a song, as my singing voice isnt up to much it became a poem....the cowards way out!!

cheers again daz

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Darren Lea-grime

Tue 28th Jul 2015 23:57

hi dan not seen you in a while, cheers for the comments on workers unite. it was meant to be a song, as my singing voice isnt up to much it became a poem....the cowards way out!!

cheers again daz

Martin Elder

Sat 25th Jul 2015 19:13

Hi Daniel
Thanks for your comments on brighton beach much appreciated. They are memories for me of when summers seemed eternal and eternally hot. Now I am droning on like the boring old fart I warned my children I would become.
He he !
Cheers mate

David Moore

Sun 14th Jun 2015 11:08

Hi Daniel, thanks for your comments on my profile, its always nice to get feedback, and useful to.

I try to diversify in what I write, as historically reviewing my stuff I have noticed much of it is dark, it can be a bit much for some people. Also I like to challenge the grey matter if I can.

Your desire to put your writing into song is familiar to me, I would love to be able to do that, but alas I have no instrumental talent.

You'd have been a worthy protest singer, or maybe still could be. Keep writing. Thanks.

David.

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David Cooke

Sun 14th Jun 2015 10:18

Hi Daniel

Glad you liked my Mass poem!

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Rose Casserley

Fri 12th Jun 2015 08:46

Thanks dude,for being a very very nice man! x

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Ian Whiteley

Sat 20th Dec 2014 19:43

thanks for the kind comments on 'a wee dram' mate - here's a toast to you and yours for the festive season - hic ;-)

Kenneth Eaton-Dykes

Mon 15th Dec 2014 22:26

Hi Daniel.

Profuse apologies for not answering your kind appreciated comment on that diatribe of a war poem.

I sort of let it run away with me.

A very Merry Christmas to you. Ken

Martin Elder

Wed 12th Nov 2014 17:27

Hi Daniel
Thanks for your comments on Do it again. I hadn't thought about performing it. sounds like s good idea. I will give it a go.

Martin Elder

Fri 17th Oct 2014 23:36

Thanks for your comments on run boys run Daniel glad you enjoyed it. I see you been trying some performing. Go for it. I have tried a bit myself.I have found it difficult at first but will keep plugging away.

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 14th Oct 2014 19:30

thanks for the kind comments on 'blockhead' Daniel - I'm in catch up mode again - I'm bloody useless at keeping up to date - cheers mate

Kenneth Eaton-Dykes

Sun 12th Oct 2014 00:09

Hi Daniel

Thanks for your nice comment. If your ever in town on the night, come and join in with us at the Ringers

Ken

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 8th Oct 2014 12:33

Hello Daniel - I noted your comment on Harry O's
post "Sound Advice". You're welcome!
I plead guilty to a love of verse/rhyme and to
being a traditionalist in such matters. They
help the mind retain things that it enjoys...
thus contributing to its health. How can THAT
be bad?
The popular composer Jule Styne (famous for his
hit tunes) had a classical music background and
was once asked about it. No doubt thinking of
stuff that stays in the mind, he remarked
"You can't whistle Shostakovich".
Cheers.

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Steve Higgins

Wed 8th Oct 2014 00:37

Thanks for looking in on my page Daniel.Glad you liked the Mother poem,
Cheers, Steve

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Gus Jonsson

Tue 7th Oct 2014 15:21

Hi Daniel

Many thanks for picking up on my poetry and paintings,,,

I'm very touched by your comments and hope you are well and look forward to seeing you soon,

Regards Gus

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Harry O'Neill

Wed 1st Oct 2014 13:48

Daniel,
Thanks for the comment on Majesty...
There are a whole lot of comical memories I could recount about that street, but it would be too long on a poetry site. (I like your rhymed stuff) Hopefully, I will be able to get back to commenting anon.
...You`ve started me thinkin` again.

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Tommy Carroll

Sat 27th Sep 2014 13:42

DD ta for the observation on ''Train window''. Good points. Tommy

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David Cooke

Thu 25th Sep 2014 19:45

No way, Dylan. I was flattered!

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 22nd Sep 2014 19:22

bloody hell - missed your comment on 'Snipers' too - I'm hopeless lately - thanks again mate - appreciate you taking the time to comment and glad you liked it

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 22nd Sep 2014 19:18

Thanks for the kind comment on 'Gods Of War' Daniel - I know it was a while ago but been on holiday and had a very busy time since I got back - not even had time to get on WOL which is unusual for me - glad you liked it - still coming over to Tyldsley on Friday - will see you there if you are

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Tommy Carroll

Sat 20th Sep 2014 23:52

Cheers Daniel re 'Left Luggage' some good points made by yourself. I was unaware of to be sure. thanks :) Tommy

Martin Elder

Tue 16th Sep 2014 23:19

Hi Daniel
Thanks for your comments on tall tales. I can remember many moons ago when there would always be somebody older and apparently wiser in the pub dispensing words of wisdom or tales of what they had or hadn't done. just hoping I haven't got there ....yet

Preeti Sinha

Mon 15th Sep 2014 08:54

Daniel, thank you for reading and your kind comments. I have no idea what I would title my poems. Open to interpretation :)

Thanks again.

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jean lucy thompson

Sun 14th Sep 2014 22:27

thanx very much for your comments Daniel; and for taking the trouble to give them Was a bit unsure about this one I seem to be geared to one subject at the minute Hope I can get on a much happier note soon :) thanx again and for the welcome back

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garside

Tue 9th Sep 2014 20:39

thanks for reading and commenting Daniel

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Pete Slater

Mon 8th Sep 2014 21:26

Thank you for reading my offerings and taking the trouble to comment Daniel, it is really appreciated.

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Pete Slater

Thu 4th Sep 2014 09:28

Thanks Daniel for your comment on my offering "Multi Coloured Change" It is much appreciated. Always glad to get comments from fellow poets. Cheers.

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andy n

Wed 27th Aug 2014 12:56

thanks for the comment over my Stefan Kiszko poem. Been a poem that has been dangling around in my head for years, daniel. delighted you enjoyed it. it's a case that should never be forgotten.

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