Kestrel's Nest

Gweith Argoet Llwyfein Kanu Vryen

Book of Taliesin f.28v, 60

One of the poems indentified by Sir Ifor Williams as being by the historical Taliesin. The poem concerns a battle in which Urien defeats the Saxon leader Fflamddwyn.

Bibliography

1 E Bore duw sadwrn kat auu.60.8
2 or pan dwyre heul hyt pan gynnu. 
3 dygrysswys flamdwyn yn petwar llu.60.9
4 godeu areget yymdullu.60.10
5 dyuwy o argoet hyt arvynyd.60.11
6 ny cheffynt eiryos hyt yr vn dyd. 
7 Atorelwis flamdwyn vawr trebystawt.60.12
8 Adodynt yggwystlon aynt parawt.60.13
9 Ys attebwys. Owein dwyrein ffossawt.60.14
10 nyt dodynt nyt ydynt nyt ynt parawt. 
11 Achenu vab coel bydei kymwyawc60.15
12 lew. kyn astalei owystyl nebawt.60.16
13 Atorelwis vryen vd yrechwyd.60.17
14 o byd ymgyfaruot am gerenhyd. 
15 dyrchafwn eidoed oduch mynyd.60.18
16 Ac am porthwn wyneb oduch emyl.60.19
17 A dyrchafwn peleidyr oduch pen gwyr. 
18 Achyrchwn fflamdwyn yny luyd.60.20
19 Alladwn ac ef ae gyweithyd.60.21
20   Arac gweith argoet llwyfein60.22
21   bu llawer kelein. 
22     Rudei vrein rac ryfel gwyr60.23
24   Agwerin agrysswys gan einewyd. 
25   Arinaf yblwydyn nat wy kynnyd.60.24
    
26      Ac yny vallwyfy hen60.25
27      ym dygyn agheu aghen. 
28      ny bydif ymdyrwen60.26
29      na molwyf vryen. 

Llyfryddiaeth:
Text:
Evans, J Gwenogvryn, Facsimile & Text of the Book of Taliessin (Llanbedrog, 1910), p.60.
Williams, Ifor, Canu Taliesin (Caerdydd, Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru, 1960), VI.
Parry, Thomas, The Oxford Book of Welsh Verse (Oxford, 1964), pp.2-3.
Williams, Ifor, The Poems of Taliesin, English Version by J E Caerwyn Williams (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1968), VI.
Text and Translation:
Jones, O; Williams, E; Pughe, W O; The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales, 2nd ed. (Denbigh, 1870), pp.48-49.
Nash, D W, Taliesin; or, The Bards and Druids of Britain (London, 1858), pp.99-100. (Unreliable)
Evans, J Gwenogvryn, Poems from the Book of Taliessin (Llanbedrog, 1915), pp.88-91. (Highly unreliable)
Pennar, Meirion, Taliesin Poems (Llanerch, 1988), pp.71-76.
Translations:
Skene, W F, The Four Ancient Books of Wales (Edinburgh, 1868), pp.365-366. (Unreliable)
Conran, Anthony with Williams, J E Caerwyn, The Penguin Book of Welsh Verse (Harmondsworth, 1967), p.73.
Clancy, J P, The Earliest Welsh Poetry (London, Macmillan, 1970), pp.30-31.