Poet and farmer Emyr Oernant Jones has died at the age of 86.
He lived at Oernant farm near Cardigan, Ceredigion, and would compete regularly in the Talwrn y Beirdd competitions on BBC Radio Cymru.
His friend Idris Reynolds described him as a "character" who would fill any room he walked into. He leaves a son and a daughter.
Mr Jones was born in Llwyncelyn before the family moved when he was in his teens.
Ms Reynolds said: "Emyr had three interests - farming, composing and playing whist.
"He loved competing, be it at whist or with his Holstein cows. Farming and the land were a great inspiration to him in his work."