Kestrel's Nest

Pa Gur

(Pa Gwr?)

Black Book of Carmarthen f47v-f48v, 94-96

An enigmatic poem in which Arthur and Cai run up against a gateway controlled by Glewlwyd Gafaelfawr. The curious part is that the latter is Arthur's gatekeeper in the tale of Culhwch and Olwen. Of course, in that he only does it for one day a year, so maybe he moonlights the rest of the year? But for whom I wonder? Pity that the poem is incomplete.

Bibliography

1 Pa gur yv y porthaur .Gleuluid gauaeluaur .94.1
2 Pa gur aegouin .arthur . a chei guin .94.2
3 Pa imda genhid .Guir goreu im bid .94.3
4 Ym ty ny doi .onysguaredi .94.4
5 Mi ae guardi .athi ae gueli .94.5
6 Vythneint elei .Assivyon ell tri . 
7 Mabon am mydron .guas uthir pen dragon .94.6
8 Kysceint . mab . banon .A guin godybrion .94.7
9 Oet Rinn vy gueissonin amuin ev detvon.94.8
10 Manawidan ab llyr .oet duis y cusil .94.10
11 Neustuc manauideis tull o trywruid .94.11
12 a mabon am melld .maglei guaed ar guelld .94.12
13 Ac anguas edeinauc .a lluch . llauynnauc .94.13
14 Oetin diffreidaucar eidin cyminauc .94.14
15 Argluit ae llocheimynei ymtiwygei .94.15
16 kei ae heiriolei .trae llathei pop tri .95.1
17 Pan colled kelli .caffad cuelli .95.2
18 Aseirolei keihid trae kymynhei .95.3
19 Arthur ced huarhei .y guaed gouerei . 
20 Jn neuat awarnachin imlat ew agurach .95.4
21 Ew aguant pen palach .in atodev . dissethach .95.6
22 Ym minit eidinAmuc . a . chinbin .95.7
23 Pop cant id cuitin .id cvitin .95.8
24 pop cant .rac beduir bedrydant .95.9
25 Ar traethev trywruid .in amvin agarvluid . 
26 Oet guychir y annuyd .o cletyw ac yscuid .95.11
27 Oet guaget bragatvrth . kei ig kad .95.12
28 Oet cletyw ighad .oe lav diguistlad .95.13
29 Oet hyneiw guastadar lleg ar lles gulad .95.14
30 Beduir . A Bridlav .Nau cant guarandau .95.15
31 chuechant y eirthau .a talei y ortinav.96.1
32 Gueisson am buyintoet guell banuitint .96.2
33 Rac riev emreis .gueleise . kei ar uris .96.3
34 Preitev gorthowis .oet gur hir in ewnis .96.4
35 Oet trum y dial .oet . tost y cynial .96.5
36 Pan y uei o wualy uei urth peduar .96.6
37 yg kad pandelhei .vrth cant idlathei .96.7
38 Ny bei duv ae digon hei .Oet diheit aghev kei .96.8
39 Kei guin a llachev .digonint we kadev .96.9
40 kin gloes glas verev.Y guarthaw96.10
41 ystaw in gun .Kei a guant nav guiton .96.11
42 Kei win a aeth vony dilein lleuon.96.12
43 Yiscuid oet mynuderbin cath paluc .96.13
44 Pan gogiueirch tud .Puy guant cath paluc .96.14
45 Nau ugein kinlluc .a cuytei in y buyd .96.15
46 Nau ugein kinran .A .96.16

Manuscript incomplete.

 

Bibliography:
Text:
Evans, J Gwenogvryn, The Black Book of Carmarthen (Pwllheli, 1906), pp.94-6.
Text and study:
Roberts, Brynley F, 'Rhai o Gerddi Ymddiddan Llyfr Du Caerfyrddin', Astudiaethau ar yr Hengerdd (Caerdydd, Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru, 1978), pp.296-309.
Jarman, A O H, Llyfr Du Caerfyrddin (Caerdydd, GPC, 1982), pp.lxii-lxiii, 66-68.
Translations:
Skene, W F, The Four Ancient Books of Wales (Edinburgh, 1868), pp.261-4. (Unreliable)