The Hill of Little Things (For David, Bishop)

Do ye the little things.
Gwnewch y pethau bychain mewn bywyd.

(Welsh saying attributed to St David)

They say in the village of Llandewi Brefi
That David caused a hill to grow,
A hill among the many hills
In Wales’ verdant land;

And though the land had no need of hills
And the tale bears the mists of myth,
Perhaps it shows a truth that may
Grow slowly in our minds:

That sometimes little hills may grow
Just for the beauty that they bring
And sometimes little things may be
The fairest in the land,

That sometimes life may take a shape
Which shakes our expectations and
Defies our thoughts of what we need
And lifts the ground beneath us.

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