September 03, 2016 at 09:14PM on Facebook

“If I am going to be remembered at all, I suppose it will be on the strength of a few poems I have written. But apart from the poems, as a man, I hope that other people will benefit from my example as one who loved the open air, loved the things of this earth, and was given the ability to both hear and see them.”
The great Welsh poet in a short portrait from the BBC, uploaded by Neil Astley of Bloodaxe Books, who are bringing out out a new volume of his ekphrastic verse, (via Jean Morris)
R.S. Thomas in 1995