Old Welsh Song

The Poor Poet Carl Spitzweg 1839

The Joan Baez recording, Baptism, is bookended with the poem Old Welsh Song attributed to Henry Treece, and so I end my posts of the album with a repeat of Old Welsh Song.

Old Welsh Song
Henry Treece

I take with me where I go
A pen and a golden bowl
Poet and beggar step in my shoes
Or a prince in a purple shawl

I bring with me when I return
To the house, that my father’s hands made
A crooning bird on a crystal bough
And oh, a sad, sad word

There will be more poetry tomorrow, but for now we’ve listened to both sides of this spoken word LP, and it’s time to put it back in to the sleeve, the sleeve back in to the jacket, and the whole thing back on the shelf.

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