Am fascinated only now to come across this ancient Welsh word. No translation into English. Is that because the English don't have that feeling? It's an intense longing. For home, for a person, for a place which may not have existed and may never be found. A deep emotional state of profound melancholia, which can energise poetry, art, song. The Portuguese understand it with the word 'Saudade' expressed in Fado music. Hiraeth is in the search for landscape, in communication with the wild (both within and outside ourselves) in the deeper waters of consciousness.