When they wanted to drown the Ceiriog valley
Rural Wales has heavy rainfall
– for the cities far away
reservoirs were constructed,
valleys flooded, much dismay,
– now accepted, and their beauty
softens lingering regret;
but with opposition serious
one demand for such was met.
and Lloyd-George made strong protest:
for there did not seem substantial
need perceived for this request.
Ceiriog valley to be flooded
– taking W(ater) out of Wales –
(drowning villages), so that Warrington
could transform it into ales?
This extensive scheme was toppled.
“Little bit of heaven on earth”
said Lloyd-George of Ceiriog valley;
[– not for bringing beer forth!].
And despite short storm of thunder
that swung in when we arrived,
we enjoyed this quiet haven,
– not by ale of this deprived!