Amgueddfa’r Glannau, Abertawe oedd lleoliad ysblennydd ein taith ni heddiw ar drydydd diwrnod y ‘Scribbler’s Tour’. Daeth amryw ysgolion o Abertawe, Penybont a Chaerdydd (Ysgol Bryntawe, Canolfan Camu Ymlaen Abertawe, Esgob Llandaf, Ysgol Cwm Brombil ac ysgol Llanilltyd Fawr) ynghyd i’r ganolfan sy’n byrlymu gyda hanes ein treftadaeth ddiwydiannol, morwrol a thechnolegol ni yng Nghymru. Addas felly oedd fy mod i yn cael cyfle i gyflwyno elfen arall sy’n rhan unigryw a hanfodol o’n hanes a’n treftadaeth yng Nghymru, ond nad yw pawb yn gwybod amdani, sef y gynghanedd. Cadeiriwyd disgybl disglair o’r enw Jaosn o Ysgol Esgob Llandaf heddiw am linell o gynghanedd nid anweddus, ond a drafodai rhechu, pam lai?! ‘It is not an art to use a fart to win a pointless fight!’. Llongyfarchiadau i Jason a diolch i bob un arall yn ddisgyblion ac athrawon am ymroi cymaint i arbrofi am y tro cytnaf yn eu bywydau gyda chynganeddu. Boed i’r antur gynganeddol barhau! Ymlaen â ni tua Caerdydd!
The National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, was our splendid location for day 3 of the Scribbler’s Tour. Various schools from Swansea, Brigend and Cardiff (Ysgol Bryntawe, Step Ahead Education Centre – Swansea Pru, Bishop of Llandaf, Lantwit Major School, and Ysgol Cwm Brombil) came together to the centre that is brimming with our history and heritage in the fields of technology, industry and seafaring. It was thus apt that I introduced another shared element in our heritage and history in Wales, but maybe a lesser known jewel that is unique to us as a country, that being ‘cynghanedd’, the form of strict meter poetry that exists nowhere else in the World. Congratulation to jason from the Bishop of Llandaf for winning the Chair today for his funny line of cynghanedd: ‘It is not an art to use a fart to win a pointless fight!’. A big thank you also to all the teachers and pupils that threw themselves into their first ever dalliance with cynghanedd. May your Jedi journey continue! Onwards to Cardiff….
Hay Festival Scribblers Tour runs 3-14 February 2020. Explore the programme and find out more here. Aneirin Karadog is a poet, broadcaster, performer and linguist. He won the chair at the National Eisteddfod in Monmouthshire in 2016. He has been a presenter on Heno on S4C and was the Children's Poet of Wales. He was a rapper and a member of the bands Genod Droog and Diwygiad. He was brought up in Pontypridd but now lives in Pontyberem in the Gwendraeth Valley.