Mumbles Visitors, Swansea Bay, Wales, UK, June 9, 2019

Mumbles Visitors, Swansea Bay, Wales, UK, June 9, 2019

Photographs by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

John was waiting for me to come down from Oystermouth Castle hill.

Oystermouth Castle (Welsh: Castell Ystum Llwynarth) is a Norman stone castle in Wales, overlooking Swansea Bay on the east side of the Gower Peninsula near the village of the Mumbles.

I looked down seeing Mumbles village.

We walked along the shops of Mumbles center toward the promenade by Swansea Bay.

Beautiful baskets of mixed flowers are hung in front of some shops and bars.

Father and son were enjoying ice-cream together by the view of Swansea bay.

Swansea bay at the time of a receding tide.

People enjoyed walking along the promenade of Swansea bay.

Over all the mountaintops is peace.

In all treetops you perceive scarcely a breath.

The little birds in the forest are silent.

Wait then; soon you, too, will have peace.

By JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE (1749 – 1832)

From A SPECIAL GIFT OF PEACE & CALM BY A HELEN EXLEY GIFTBOOK, Published in 2001

Leave home In the sunshine: Dance through a meadow – Or sit by a stream and just be. The lilt of the water Will gather your worries And carry them down to the sea.

By J. DONALD WALTERS 

From A SPECIAL GIFT OF PEACE & CALM BY A HELEN EXLEY GIFTBOOK, Published in 2001

THE PEACE OF BEING AT ONE WITH NATURE

The morning sun, the new sweet earth and the great silence

By TC. MCLUHAN 

From A SPECIAL GIFT OF PEACE & CALM BY A HELEN EXLEY GIFTBOOK, Published in 2001

Once you have heard meadowlark                                                                                                                       and caught the scent of fresh-plowed earth,                                                                                                                            you cannot escape peace.

By SEQUICHI

From A SPECIAL GIFT OF PEACE & CALM BY A HELEN EXLEY GIFTBOOK, Published in 2001

I lay in a meadow until the unwrinkled serenity

entered into my bones, and made me into one                                          with the browsing kine, the still greenery,                  the drifting clouds, and the swooping birds. 

By ALICE JAMES 91848 – 1892)

From A SPECIAL GIFT OF PEACE & CALM BY A HELEN EXLEY GIFTBOOK, Published in 2001

DRAW AWAY

I can’t bear a journey to the village –

I’m too contented here. I call my son to close the wooden gate. Thick wine drunk in quiet woods, green moss, Jade gray water under April winds –

and beyond the simmering dusk of the wild.

By TU FU

From A SPECIAL GIFT OF PEACE & CALM BY A HELEN EXLEY GIFTBOOK, Published in 2001

Do not let trifles disturb your tranquility of mind.

Life is too precious to be sacrificed for the nonessential and transient.

By GRENVILLE KLEISER

From A SPECIAL GIFT OF PEACE & CALM BY A HELEN EXLEY GIFTBOOK, Published in 2001

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