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Dr. Beeching arrives at Dr. Williams' School, Dolgellau, 1967
Somewhere on the Mawddach, excavating
The sedimentary layers of my youth
I found your smile.
In sepia, framed transgressive
And lounging between
The empty parallels of stark infinity,
Confident, optimistic and open
Even at a point of closure;
Full of possibilities,
You signaled encouragement and hope
Amidst the dissolution,
And with that look,advertised
The essence of youth's big adventure
Which fifty years later,I savoured once more.
October 3 2017