The Coming

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Mae ‘The Coming‘, gan y Cymro R.S. Thomas – a oedd yn fardd ac offeiriad – yn drosiad dwfn o ymgnawdoliad Iesu, ac eto mae’n siarad â’n sefyllfa ni heddiw.

Yn y gerdd mae’r geiriau’n creu cymysgedd gref o liwiau gweledol i adrodd stori Iesu’n dod yn un ohonom ni.

Fel llawer o’n carolau plygain Cymreig, sy’n cyfeirio at ddigwyddiadau Dydd Gwener y Groglith gymaint â Dydd Nadolig, mae’r gerdd yn cynnig delwedd o’r Groes fel coeden foel ar Galfaria.

Wrth ddychmygu’r berthynas rhwng Duw Dad a Duw’r Mab, mae’r gerdd yn sôn am anghyfannedd, poen ac awydd Iesu i ddod i’n hachub ni, bobl Dduw.

Rwy’n gweddïo bydd y gerdd hon yn siarad â chi, fel y mae i mi.

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The Coming, by the Welsh preist-poet, R.S. Thomas, is a profound rendering of the incarnation of Jesus, yet it speaks of our situation today.

It is a poem whose words create a strong mix of visual colour to tell the story of Jesus becoming one of us.

Like many of our Welsh plygain carols, which refer to the events of Good Friday as much as Christmas Day, the poem offers an image of the Cross as a bare tree on Calvary.

In imagining the relationship between God the Father and God the Son, the poem speaks of desolation, pain and Jesus desire to come to save us, God’s people.

I pray that this poem speaks to you, as it does to me.

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