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A DAVID FOR DAVID

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A DAVID FOR DAVID

D                                                                                      
A                 Baner Dewi Sant                                                                 -
V           St David’s flag – Patron saint                                                     of
I        Wales. Probably born in the sixth                                           century.                             
D     Gold cross on coal black – armorial banner                             of St David.
-  Representing the 38th Welsh Division in the Second World War.   Not part of 
Y Union Jack. On St David's Day, 1 March, the  Baner Dewi Sant is flown. Spring
O    daffodils appear and traditionally children in Wales carry golden daffodils and 
U     wear the national Welsh costume with its black hat.    Daffodil is the national 
-      flower of Wales and symbolizes chivalry. The leek is a symbol of Wales and 
A       this vegetable is usually depicted in paintings of David.      During a battle 
R       against the Saxons, the Welsh fighters followed David's advice to identify
E       themselves on the battlefield by wearing a leek in their hat. During hand
-      to hand combat,      it must have been difficult to prevent the leek from
I     falling off the hat, or even keeping a hat on one's head. Who knows     – 
N   maybe this was a cunning plan of the Welsh warriors to slay the Saxons who 
- just stood there laughing. One day whilst preaching a sermon at Llanddewi Brefi,
M    the ground on which he stood miraculously rose up so that the crowd could see     
Y     him. A dove with           a golden beak flew to David and settled on his shoulder.
-                                                  The dove is described in the Bible as a symbol 
P                                                    of the Holy Spirit. St David was canonized by 
R                                                                  Pope Callistus II in the year 1120.
A                                                                             Baner Dewi Sant                                                                 
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E                               © 2012 Suzette Richards
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A DAVID FOR DAVID	1 PLACE in	DAVIDS FOR DAVID	11/20/2012 12:00:00 AM	Yes 11/12/2012 12:00:00 AM
Please note that I have won many first place positions with my poetry (some of the poems I have deleted), but this CONCRETE poem is very special to me as it was written for a special person here on PoetrySoup. ~Su

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  1. Date: 3/22/2014 12:26:00 PM
    It's nice to see you writing, posting, entering contests, and ... winning!! : D Have a great day.

  1. Date: 3/22/2014 12:24:00 PM
    Hi, Suzette! I remember this "David" ... but ... I couldn't have read this poem without making a comment! Did you remove it and posted it again? Anyways, I still love it! : D Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 8:48:00 PM
    Congratulations on another No. 1. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 8:05:00 PM
    A lovely flag! I know how hard these are to do too! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 7:31:00 AM
    It was a pleasure to read your best and favorite poem. Congrats on the win, suz

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 11:13:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Cyndi's "David's for David" contest Su. Love, Carol ~David~ is sure to love every one of the poems written.

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 8:54:00 AM
    Hi, Su! I extremely love this one! I'm glad to see it again and congratulations for a well-deserved "super win"! love always, LG

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 8:26:00 AM
    Superb write friend Su..I like the shape and the content. Big Congratulations on your grand win!! cheers!!!!!!!! Hugs Maria

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 1:57:00 AM
    Diolch Su. was good to read. Very nicely written....Seren

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 12:41:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Su, well done xx

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 9:55:00 AM
    Oh my......I love the way you expressed your "David" poem through form and this beautiful dedication... too wonderful for words. How can anyone do this contest as well? This is amazing poetry. Gorgeous! ps.....I am thrilled and so honored, Su, for my win in your Tanka contest. With all the amazing tankas.....this meant the world to me! Thank you so much!

  1. Date: 11/2/2012 10:53:00 PM
    I have no word for it, Su! You just got anything beautiful in it! The baffling shape, such an interesting story... You got so many things in just one glance, and then, the precious content to enjoy and think about for hours: you are a blessing! :) Love, Hanitra

  1. Date: 10/27/2012 7:00:00 PM
    Hey Su glad to see you if you put a . at the bigining of the line you can push the letters OUT with the space bar to where you want them [just keep checking to see how it looks! Light & Love

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 10/28/2012 3:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    If it was for an actual competition, I would have polished this, perfecting the poem, for eg.... but as this is a gift to David, I am rather satisfied with the end result. Hugs, Su
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 10/28/2012 3:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    BTW For those who are wondering how I got the affect of the flapping flag: I used a picture of an actual American stars and stripes flapping in a breeze and super imposed the words on it... keeping true to the shape.
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 10/28/2012 3:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am a bit pressed for time and will leave the flapping flag as is for now. My avitar has the finished product, ie the gold and black - a modern take on an old form... :-) Thanks for the tip :-) Love, Su
  1. Date: 10/26/2012 2:16:00 PM
    glad you brought this gem back...