Today we are sharing a lovely episode by the BBC Radio 4 “Seriously…” Podcast.

This episode features poet Mab Jones exploring the concept of ‘Hiraeth’ in the poetry of Wales and beyond.

Hiraeth is described as “…the pining for a home, a person, even a national history that may never have actually existed. To feel hiraeth is to experience a deep sense of incompleteness. Longing and absence has infused Welsh songs and poetry for centuries, so perhaps in the national temperament there’s a perpetual tension between staying and leaving, a yearning for something better, yet a grief for something left behind.” 


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