"Ponderynge together yestardayes promise, and two-dayes doyng"
(Hall's Chronicle - 1548)


"Goronigl gwyr yr Ynys" (Lewis Glyn Cothi - 1450)

ENGLYN

Often in Welsh poetry an englyn from a longer awdl may be anthologised as a self-contained verse in its own right. Here's one from Gwallter Mechain (1761-1849) that often appears in anthologies on its own:


Cyfnos

Y nos dywell yn distewi - caddug
Yn cuddio Eryri,
Yr haul yng ngwely'r heli,
A'r lloer yn ariannu'r lli.

And here is my translation:


Nightfall

Night's gloom silently gathering - Snowdon
Slips into the gloaming,
The sun bedded in ocean,
Sea in the moonlight silvering.