Herbert Williams

Herbert Williams (1932–2020) was a writer of poetry, fiction, biography, TV and radio scripts. He was awarded a Hawthornden Poetry Fellowship in 1992 and won the Rhys Davies Short Story Competition in 1995. Herbert was a Fellow of the Welsh Academy, a member of the Society of Authors, and for a time, was the chair of the Welsh Union of Writers.

From Funeral Oration, written by Herbert in preparation shortly before his death.

I had my virtues and my imperfections,

and leave the world no better than I found it.

I’ll go to earth as cunning as the foxes,

and let the hunters find another quarry.


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