past picturesque Castell Coch :
a fake fairy-tale castle
constructed by the Marquis of Bute.
In Fforest Fawr lies the Blue Pool,
legacy of an old iron mine
and nowadays boarded-up.
But I remember back as a youth
coming here with a long departed friend
believing tales of ghosts of the drowned
conducting a séance on a warm afternoon
yet the only spirits now are
two boys who sought to conjure up the dead,
one gone and one an ageing man instead.