An Ode To Betws

To follow our recent exhibition held in Betws, we thought readers might like to see this account made of a visitor to Betws well over 100 years ago- a poem printed in Granta Magazine in 1892.

AN ODE TO BETWS 

(After Eight Consecutive Days of Rain).

“O! Nephele! Nymph, who reignest still.
Whose canvassed charms are mountain, glade, and rill
besettws.

Whose guileful guides with tales of viewless views
But frettws;

Who for a week thy ceaseless drench dost use,
to wettws;

Right gladly from thy ceaseless drip
we’ll gettws;

“Nephele whisky! Pas encore this trip,
You bettws.

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