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


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

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Taliesin to the Dragon Lord


Taliesin Pen Beirdd
Said to the dragon-lord

Here are the things
That can make your life

Complete: the flow
Of Gwion's River, the scent

Of fragrant mead, the genius
Of your druids and fair weather.

Did he listen, or was the call
Of the dragon field of battle

More than a bard could discourage,
Greater than a druid's counsel?


Adapted from the final lines of Mygwyd Merweryd in The Book of Taliesin

Gwion's River -: inspired poetry

1 comment:

Bo said...

I love this: the gnomic tone is very effective. Insularis draco indeed!