Saturday Centus – Wk#158 – Prompt: “SLEEP MY CHILD, AND PEACE ATTEND THEE” – 107 words – “Cwsg” aka “Sleep”

11 May

My child, asleep after a day of new discoveries…

I wondered, “What dreams does he bring?”

My mind, slowing in the moment of contentment, brought thoughts of my grandfather so long ago…

“Cwsg fy mhlentyn a heddwch yn mynychu ti,” his words would soothe me when sleep was elusive.

Welsh, the language of my ancestors, was lost in time to me yet this one phrase I understood.

Kissing the forehead of my sleeping joy, “Sleep my child and peace attend thee.”

I could see my grandfather smiling down on us, sharing our intimate moment, knowing he was still a part of our lives… all through the night.

sleepbabysleepThis was the graphic on the Saturday Centus site.


Posted by on May 11, 2013 in 2. Saturday Centus


2 responses to “Saturday Centus – Wk#158 – Prompt: “SLEEP MY CHILD, AND PEACE ATTEND THEE” – 107 words – “Cwsg” aka “Sleep”

  1. Jenny Matlock

    May 18, 2013 at 04:50

    I don’t think I could sleep through Welsh. I am soooo fascinated by that language. I was lucky enough to visit there once…and the music of those conversations remain in my head.


    • Ross Mannell

      May 18, 2013 at 10:29

      Thanks for the comment.

      I have also visited Wales. I know part of my family tree includes Welsh ancestry but the language is lost to me. A closer connection comes through my cousin. She had spent some time living in England and returned to Australia with a Welsh husband. 🙂


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