DYFI JUNCTION/CYFFORD DYFI

There is a song,on YouTube, by students of the University  of Aberystwyth, called “What is the Function of Dyfi Junction”. It is quite amusing, if you know the place or can make a leap of imagination.

Dyfi Junction(Cyffordd Dyfi in Welsh)DOES indeed have a function: it is where the Cambian railway lines split into TWO railways, one to Aberystwyth(“Aber”) and one, up the spectacuarly scenic Cambrian Coast line,clinging to the rockface, perched above the sea, skirting islets and inlets, and castlellated follies,and via a small avalanche shelter (hewn out of the rock as the railway line is)until it crosses a lengthy viaduct at Barmouth/Y Bermo and wends its precarious,meandering way to Pwllheli and a God-forsaken railway terminus, half-demolished, which is the “gateway” to a town, of which someone said “the transition from life to death is made easier there”(Sorry, Pwllheli; you DO have your charms too).

Dyfi Junction itself is situated towards the mouth of the River Dyfi/Avon Dyfi, near Machynlleth.

Plonked there

Dyfi Junction-

The Cambrian liked junctions-

The middle of nowhere

It sits

Beatifically

In the Sun

Or, more likely,

The Rain.

The change-point for

Aberystwyth or

All Stations to Pwllheli.

A bare

Triangular platform

Rudimentary hut

A small wooden viaduct

To the left.

All the birds

Of Dyfed and Ceredigion

Live and sing there

And wade the waters

And marshes

Of the River Dyfi…

Like Coombe junction

Time

Stops

Still

There…..

Why don’t you change there

(Instead of Machynlleth)

To view the

Silent expansive vistas

Of the Dyfi delta.

As herons wade

And rare red kites

(If you are lucky)

Swoop….

Dyfi Junction

Has a (metaphysical)

Function

{With acknowledgements to “Whats the Function of Dovey Junction” on YouTube; and Edward Thomas- “Addlestrop”}

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