Upon Saint David’s Day

Dare we remember upon this day

E’re the Fifth of Henry came

Welsh by birth, & Christian first

In the Synod of Brefi, his fame.

Saint David of Wales, symbolic dove

As Arthur’s nephew, grand

Non and Sant, with his parent’s love

Spread Gospel through the land.

Did he preach & teach & read & pray,

Ending Pelagius’ advance?

No meat or beer to be had each day,

Yearning to bring God’s plans.

Yellow on black his cross does fly

On this his day of passing.

Under foot a hill did rise,

Reputed dove, his shoulder clasping.

Shakespeare’s Henry wore a leek, as

Entertained on Monmouth caps.

Lights that warned of Death’s slow creep,

From a day ahead, perhaps.

Into sainthood, by Callixtus he’s sent

Never waiver’d the path he trod.

Remember this day, our Dewi Sans

Into the hands of Mighty God.