Dewin’s About Dewin

Alchemy Mandela

~ Dewin Nefol ~


Welcome one and all, all and one, to Dewin’s humble tumbledown.

Sat upon high on a Welsh mountain Bryn, where Dewin sits penning poems,

By day a slave to wage and mediocrity, by night a Wizard with complexity,

Panache, perhaps even a dash of brash to cut the gib of his billowing sail!

His Wizard a snail, a tramp, a trail, a shadow ghosting the proverbial veil,

Hanging thinly pale between this world and next. Why rest with dis-ease?

When to wander has pleased, always questing the Fabled Grail

Never desisting ever persisting, on a pathway I walk musing, meandering,

Gerrymandering boundaries on the edge of time, for the Heart of My Love,

My Red Goddess Divine, upon whose Star I build my shrine,

In the Holy of Holy’s, her Venusian diamond mine.


Milestones and Herms, signposting frippery

Lodestones and Fawns, Folklore mystery.

Seeing Stones and Spells, tools of the trade

Scrying Balls and Bells, beautifully made.

Feathers and Berries, old Druidic glade

Odd others and Fairies, tussled golden braid.

Under-worldly and Furies, gild paths laid

Off-wordily and Alien, spaceflight star-spun,

 Goddesses and Gods, Flaming Hearts, the Sun,

All is here for you to read: your journey has just begun…


“May the whizz of the Wizard alwayz be wiz you!”

Namaste 🙂




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Thank you.

Namaste 🙂



I shall leave you with a song spinning: one that has accompanied me on many miles through long quiet nights.

The Philosopher’s Stone is a compilation alum by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison released in 1998.



51 thoughts on “Dewin’s About Dewin

    • Hi Simon.

      You’re most welcome. I found ‘something’ very genuine on a website, a sense of honesty and truth, and such a blessing needs praising, and the messenger acknowledging and broadcasting further.

      I’ll be visiting your sight more frequently now that I know it’s there and no doubt I’ll always find reward and inspiration to take away with me.

      Thank you for your generous comments.

      DN – 15/03/14

  1. I see you have found my lovely friend Simon!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 Yes, I am in very good company. Thank you so much for visiting my site, and leaving such heartfelt and thought-provoking comments. I was speechless earlier, and honestly, I still am. You have served as a big and wonderful sign from God, which has left me in wonder and contemplation all day. I’ve had a very emotional week and I have been pondering about life — here and beyond this plane — and your comments came blowing in like a flower in the wind! I love how we are all connected and able to “hear” when we are silent. I am so grateful for the silence. And the humbling experience of emotions to bring me to a point where all I want to do is shut up. Lol! When my head is not so far gone I will reply to your comments. Thank you new friend. Namaste, Trina

    • Hi Trina,

      Actually it was Simon that found me! I found his site revealed the man behind the words, and he’s a great guy. Through Simon I found you, and in so doing found a special place to rest a while. Your comments are very touching, thank you (!) My replies will always be written with the same good faith, truthfulness and honest intention, and I shall continue to mean every word. You have a beautiful soul, a wonderfully honest voice in your writing, and I think you see further and feel more deeply than perhaps you know.

      Namaste is such a beautiful word to define the connections we make with certain people, or rather the connections to people that we were meant to come to know…I don’t believe it could be otherwise: you are right to believe in the silent voice that unites disparate souls. You’re site has already offered this Nomadic traveller in life a wonderful refuge and an enlightening source of nourishment from which to dine. The series of Love Letter’s posts are quite something, very special in fact, and I’ve no doubt I shall read many of them several times over.

      I’m so sorry to hear your week has brought you emotional discomfort. I’ll email you a small gift in the hopes that it’ll provide a little distraction from your thoughts. Hope you like it 🙂

      Namaste new friend.

      DN – 28/03/14

  2. Hey O and OM,

    Thank you for your warm generosity and friendship, and for your words of encouragement. I really am quite touched and (for once!) feel a little lost for words… 🙂

    “May the whizz of the Wizard alwayz be wiz you!”

    Namaste O and OM

    DN – 28/04/14

    A record spinning…this track is curiously addictive. I hope you enjoy it 🙂

    Namaste 🙂


    • Hey Barbara,

      These are wise words for sure. Alchemy is indeed the true essence at the heart of all life, the perpetual cosmic chemistry of flowing matter and the fundamental mystery that is the eternal evolution and transformation of ourselves.


      DN – 09/05/2014

      • and at this very moment humankind are transforming… the flowing light is absorbing the dark and dense physical bodies… creating a new light biology for DivineHumanBeings to begin a new and magnificent adventure… (which I have written about in my latest blog)… Cheers Dewin…

      • Hey Barbara,

        In the words of R.W Emerson…’Immortality will come to such as are fit for it; and he/she who would be a great soul in the future must be a great soul now.’

        Thank you for your comment. I hope to be visiting the sunny shores of your Blog shortly. Take care in all ways always.

        “May the whizz of the Wizard alwayz be wiz you!”


        DN – 11/04/2014

        May I leave you an enigmatic record lingering here spinning? 🙂

        Namaste 🙂


    • Hey Sindy,

      2014! Was it really that long ago?
      When a Blue Butterfly landed to softly say ‘hello?’
      Share a waving flutter, let her inking tube flow,
      Leaving four words so all would know,
      Triple-S came by, ‘Oh my! that’s fly!”
      So many months have come and gone,
      Whilst you and I got ‘our Alchemy on,’
      And remembered what it was we always had to do,
      Before end of days ghost-riding through,
      Upon this stage of life, with yours cast blue,
      Unfolding nicely I hope, with success soon due.
      Tis your last year to show, barely one stride to go,
      Free to then teach, to guide and transform,
      From fresh faced adolescents, not long born,
      Into independently minded discerning souls,
      With wishes and dreams and future goals.
      I’ve been busy walking pavements and paths and passageways,
      Tracks and roads and endless highways, bye-ways and bridleways and
      Five-ways beyond alleyways, of which one way was fun,
      A narrow gauge corridor, ending in my new inking-gun,
      For another journey with Merlin, one barely begun.
      But I won’t tell you any more, it’d only bore, and
      I wouldn’t want to disturb your academic flow.
      For me all is perfectly fly, I’ve my eyes set forward, my head held high,
      I’ve an open road an open sky, a tramp’s tender soul that’ll never die,
      Never fade, never fall, never crass, never cry,
      Never weep with woe, never doubt or sigh.
      Tis a fine heart, courageous, brave and strong,
      A heart endeavouring to always go on,
      A heart beating in time with a Goddesses drum.
      She a Venusian Bright Star who gets ‘my Alchemy on!”

      Good Luck with your final year SS.

      “May the whizz of the Wizard alwayz be wiz you!”

      Namaste 🙂


      • Hey Sindy 🙂

        ‘Thank you my dearest friend and brother’
        ‘My beautiful ‘friend’ from a different mother.’
        ‘Whose Love once reached across swirling seas.’
        ‘Whose gentle strong wings once held me.’
        ‘Why did you ever go? Why fly away?’
        ‘All I ever wanted was for you to stay.’
        ‘Play with me, pray with me, make me whole.’
        ‘Take away all the pain deep in my soul.’
        ‘The Alchemist, that’s what you used to say.’
        ‘Each morning when I’d wake from out of the grey.’
        “I’ll transform you with the power of my Love.’
        “From Blue to Bluebird of Paradise, flashing above.’
        ‘You never asked for anything, not even one Birthday Blessing.’
        ‘Never one dish from the Golden Fish, never once carelessly wishing.’
        ‘I suppose I imagined you were always fine, with never anything missing.’
        ‘Please forgive the error of my ways, not leaving Best Wishes, Birthday Blessings.’

        Join me in a toast SS?

        “In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

        Take care SS, have a wonderful day. Be blessed, be joyous, be quantum in your every which way! Take care in all ways always. 🙂

        “May the whizz of the Wizard alwayz be wiz you!”

        Namaste sister ❤


        Just for you. From a friend far away feeling witty, to the Golden Fish sitting Kitty 🙂

        Namaste ❤


      • Dewin~ OMG~ I forgot your birthday 😦 Please forgive me but my life is SO crazy hectic. I did remember my Mom’s should have yours.

        Happy Birthday wishes & Cheers!

      • Hey Sindy 🙂

        I sit to reflect in the Looking-Glass upon Dewin’s castle wall,
        And ask for words to come to me and help stir my will.
        It’s not that words cease to flow, or have abandoned me in any way,
        It’s just that those words have become forgiving words, less easier to now say.

        Triple S, you were always as delicious as Kali!
        Dark Scorpion of Mystery stinging me,
        Slicing and dicing: The Doctor, The Teacher, The See,
        The Blue Angel who first inspired a love of poetry:
        My first word, first line, first stanza, all for you.
        When once you were my Blue Butterfly, with mesmerising Hue.

        ~ Blue Feather ~ By ~ Dewin Nefol ~

        Singularly unique.
        That’s you.
        There’s no other Blue
        More superlative than you.
        Love’s unfathomable cobalt hue
        Crafted you blue
        in lightening hue
        electric you
        ripples down your feather
        No other.
        With your mesmerising blue.
        There’s never another
        touching infinite blue.
        Soaring forever in
        Sky blue hue,
        Hummingbird within your feather
        No other Blue,
        Blue like you.
        No other feather.
        Blushes like you,
        Tinted with rouge Blue hue..
        Is my sweet memory of you.
        Pressed against my Love.

        Thank you Blue for all you did in Friendship and with Love.

        “May the whizz of the Wizard alwayz be wiz you!”

        God Bless. Namaste ❤


  3. Hey Sue,

    Thanks for dropping by, I appreciate the kind gesture, and hope that 2015 has brought blessings to your door in ways that continue to make you shine. My world as you say is like a house made of leaves built on sand, precariously balanced, and at the mercy of the changing weather. Looking forward to 2016 already.

    Happy blogging Sue! Take care and God-speed in all that you do 🙂

    “May the whizz of the Wizard alwayz be wiz you!”

    Namaste 🙂

    DN – 26/01/2015

    May I leave you a wild wilderness haunted by sweet melody? 🙂

    Namaste 🙂


  4. Hi Dewin Nefol!
    Just stopping by to say Hi
    I hope all is well with you
    Your lyrical replies continue to amaze me ❤
    That's a gift in it self
    You shouldn't lose it

    Happy Valentines
    It's almost here 🙂

    • Hey Deanne,

      The lateness of my reply does not detract from the kindness in your words, nor the manner in which it is accepted, with a warm smile of gratitude. Thank you 🙂

      I think the gift of words is far better suited to your ownership and celebration than it is mine to awkwardly misplace and mismanage. Your blog is an unfastened, intimate fusion of water and fire that flows with the inspired inertia of a poet already predisposed to the impetus of im-pressing words with considered meaning.

      Thank you for considered words. Lovely to have you stop by.

      “May the whizz of the Wizard alwayz be wiz you!”


      DN – 15/03/2015

      May I keep this melody spinning here just for you: for whenever you wish to sit here and dream of Deanne’s Rose 🙂

      Namaste 🙂


  5. Dewin! I have been looking for you, as funny as that sounds! That is synchronicity, at it’s finest. I am so glad you heard my call. I tried contacting you via Google, the chat thing we used to talk with. How can we keep in touch?


  6. Hey Trina,

    Well you found me! Or did I hear your call? Either way it’s wonderful to have you back on WP and even better to have you stop by and say ‘hello’! 🙂

    It goes without saying that I hope all is well and life is treating you with kindness and affection. I am sure we’ll manage to get in touch somehow….indeed, the Google Chat thing is still available so perhaps we’ll catch up that way again soon enough. I’ve no doubt you have much to tell and discuss regarding your months away in the big smoke, and all manner of inspired stories to share as well. I’ll look forward to hearing all about the big adventure, and in the meantime I’ll also look forward to new material for more great posts on your Blog.

    Thanks for dropping by and liking Golden Pathway. Catch up soon 🙂


    DN – 27/03/2015

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    • Hey Jithin,

      Did I miss the drum roll lol 🙂 Congratulations! Fantastic achievement, and the perfect way to celebrate your talent 🙂 Such inspiration must surely set you up nicely for the next publication, which I imagine is being penned as we chat here lol You have to keep the momentum flying!

      It’s always been a great pleasure to visit and read your Blog Jithin, I’ve enjoy the diversity and the breadth of your observational skill. Sunsets, sunrises, street life, townships, people…the photographic stories have captured the essence of your destinations and always leave a permanent impression with me. Your commentary is personal, clearly defined, and succinct, and adds a spice of life to the mysteries and reflective quality of your photography. Every visit is an education that provides a fascinating insight into corners of this beautiful world that I’d not have opportunity to visit. Judging by the many comments you receive, your readership is supportive and wholly encouraging, and you must find great strength and inspiration in that as well. There is of course one special destination that you described that still has me captivated…you know which this is of course…and if ever I visit, i’ll be absolutely certain to be in touch. 🙂

      I wish you every wonderful success with the publication, and further, continued success through your Blog and travels. Excellent achievement, thoroughly deserved, well done!


      DN – 01/09/2015

    • Hey Ginni,

      🙂 Thank you. Your comment arrived just when it should and I’m grateful for the inspiration it gave. My eagerness to finish, and your anticipation to read the poem’s next instalment, are motivational thoughts and had me press on with the saga, thank you. Act 3 of Copper Door – Stitch, Stash, and Sow to follow soon. Please keep fingers crossed. 🙂

      Hoping all is swell in the Deville well of wonder and poetic life. Take care, enjoy the weekend.


      DN – 11/06/2016

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    • Thank you Himali. I loved writing the poem for you. Your photograph moved me, stirred me, lifted the clouds, and left me buoyant and recoded for h-a-p-p-I-n-e-s-s 🙂

      Thank you 🙂 Sweet dreams. Nos da


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    • Namaste Himali, good morning 🙂

      Love creates my beautiful day in every way and makes it perfect.
      Love provides my Light in the darkness of night to project onto my path,
      But always the Love I carry in my heart is the rosewood flaming your fiery hearth.
      Thank you for your friendship Himali, for making any day of my week ending in a ‘y’ a day of wonderment and joy 🙂

      Wishing you a day blessed with happiness. Take care.

      Namaste 🙂


  10. Lovely concept, the alchemist!
    The warm appreciation bountifully expressed on your page speaks volumes about you.
    I’m glad I landed here.
    Keep up the good work.

  11. Hey Teecee,

    Welcome to Dewin’s. It’s always a pleasure to meet a new friend, I trust all is well 🙂

    Your comment is very generous kind and considerate, thank you. I must say having read your Gravatar profile Teecee it would seem we both share the same high regard for our friendships as much we do sharing the company of friendly strangers. WP is a wonderfully spirited community and through it I have met many beautiful people and hope to meet many more. I am happy to have met you, thank you 🙂

    ‘Keep up the good work’ – again, thank you, I shall endeavour to do my best, and to do it wearing a smile as often as possible 🙂

    I’d never really considered The Alchemist being a concept or a theme for the Blog per se although it is an interesting observation and one to get me thinking. I didn’t have a conscious plan for the Blog and nor had I given it any forethought before setting it up, it just sort of put itself together and materialised out of nowhere overnight…like magic! 😉

    ‘I’m glad I landed here’ – thank you, another interesting phrase: I also say something similar when pausing to perch on a Blog site to catch my breath: evermore so when that Blog site is overseas and the virtual flight there and back tiring lol 🙂

    Thank you for stopping to take a perch. Good to meet you Teecee. Have a great week, take care.

    Namaste 🙂


    • Good morning Sue 🙂

      How are you? Well I hope and flourishing: another beautiful warm bright and sunny day. It’s wonderful to see Ra out and about romancing Nut in the mid-morning sun. I thought it were just mad dogs and Englishmen that did that sort of thing, but no, how wrong I am lol 🙂

      Kind generous and inspiring as always in your comments dear Sue, I am pleased indeed you enjoyed the update on About. I thought it timely that I at least added something to fill the space here, it was a rather large and empty void and becoming an embarrassment of sorts. Your approval of the update is most welcome. Thank you.

      Wishing you a wonderful day. Take care in all ways always.

      “May the whizz of the Wizard alwayz be wiz you!”

      Namaste 🙂


      • Thank you very much for saying so Sue and for being one who always makes it a warm place to visit 🙂

        I try to tell warming stories for warm folk who share their warmth with me when they take time to come and visit chez Dewin 🙂 That seems a fair and reasonable exchange.

        Thank you, the week is improving daily on the day before. Yesterday was a really good day – thanking you for sharing a little of it – and the new year will progress onwards and upwards from there on in. What will be, will be, etc, etc… 🙂

        Until next time dear Sue, take care, be good, look out for Mr Mole, and enjoy your evening 6-string Sue 😉

        “May the whizz of the Wizard alwayz be wiz you!”

        Namaste 🙂


  12. Beautiful poem, Dewin, that will capture the hearts and imaginations of all who stumble across your blog, whether intentionally or by chance. No doubt they will read on and explore other offerings you have posted here, and they will be richly rewarded, charmed and enchanted for doing so. Your verses tell wonderful tales 🙂

    • Good evening Sammi 🙂

      Hoping you are well and your new week already presenting opportunity and abundant blessings.

      Thank you for the sincerity of your comment Sammi: your dizzy dash of pixie-dust leaves me enchanted and always a little charmed 🙂 I’m grateful for your perspective and generous endorsement 🙂 Very pleased of course to read of your enjoyment of the poems, to know they lead to curiosity or interest enough to dig a little further, rummage a little deeper, and explore a little more. The About has taken 3, maybe 4 years to complete, perhaps I needed that time to determine my focus and declare each as both interest and passion here. In doing so, I find my focus sharpened and my intentions becoming more solidified and concrete. From what I have written, it appears storytelling, poetry, and magic realms beyond the beyond offer infinite destinations for finite words to relentlessly journey towards.

      Thank you again SC for kind regards, for stopping by, for fluttering your witches wand, for softly saying ‘hi’ 🙂

      “May the whizz of the Wizard alwayz be wiz you!”

      Namaste 🙂


  13. Bore da Dewin,

    Sut wyt ti heddiw? Ydych chi’n ffrind da? I trust you are rested and refreshed, eager for new adventure Soothsayer? Are you still wearing the veritable Red for Veritas and supporting her forthcoming Victory for Truth? Excellent!

    ‘Long may She Stand Tall Strong and Proud’
    ‘Lifting Shrouds of Darkness,’
    ‘Long may Her Light pierce Evil’s cloud!’
    ‘Long may we be bloomed by Truthfulness.”
    Dewin I missed you at basecamp the other morning, were you there? I wanted to have a quick debrief, ask how you’ve been in my absence? Busy as a bee and merrily so as well, that it always good to see. And another birthday! Excellent, I love timeless revelry, and a good old quiet-riot! Listen old bean I read ‘Piper At The Gates Of Dawn,’ and thought I’d drop by say ‘Hi’ the Wizard’s way, leaving small weaving in a wee wave, 8 tidy lines to tempt and tease, else have you pause a moment, if you please? A question for your tramping heart to answer perhaps? Just stray thoughts to gently stroke your Lil’ Red cap 😀

    ~ Starlight, Star Bright ~ By ~ Merlin ~

    I travelled by starlight making quick time, eager to be here at the right hour.
    I hailed the Herald, the Winged One Above, asked for a lift from the Mercurial Dove.
    It was far too far for me to travel unaided, old legs of mine now somewhat jaded!
    Besides, you know the way us ancient Wizard’s move: with high frequncey and groove!
    I’ll cut the crap and get to the heart of the matter: “Why Soothsayer do you stutter?
    Why procrastinate in all you do? Why not set down, take root, become Yew?
    Why always be a rubber-soled tramp, relentlessly blowing through?
    When you could take a leaf out of my old book, find your self a star-bright Nimue?

    “May the whizz of the Wizard alwayz be wiz you!”

    Namaste Dewin,

    Merlin Still Swirling, Still Twirling his Wand, Still Legend, Still Fable, still your Wizard wearing Comsic gable!

    May I leave a track queued and spinning ready for your ears to hear when you listen? 😉 Oh, and if ever you are going to scry again, wear an Eagle’s feather across your eye! It’s an old trick of WWII Spitfire pilots’, it’ll help take away the cry.

    Nos da Dewin, “Breuddwydion melys,”


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