Kestrel's Nest

Poetry from the Red Book of Hergest

Kalangaeaf Kalet Grawn

Red Book of Hergest cols.1031-1032

Bibliography

1 Kalangaeaf kalet grawn.1031:30
2   deil ar gychwyn llynwynn llawn . 
3   y bore gynn noe vynet gwae a ymdiret estrawn ~1031:31
    
4 Kalangayaf kein gyfrin .1031:32
5   kyfret awel a drychin . 
6   gweith keluyd yw kelu rin ~1031:34
    
7 Kalangayaf cul hydot.1031:35
8   melyn blaen bedu gwedw hauot . 
9   gwae ahaed meuyl yr bychot ~1031:36
    
10 Kalangayaf crwm blaen gwrysc .1031:37
11   gnawt o benn dirieit teruysc . 
12   lle ny bo dawn ny byd dysc .1031:38
    
13 Kalangaeaf garw hin .1031:39
14   anhebic ygynteuin . 
15   namwyn duw nyt oes dewin ~1031:40
    
16 Kalangaeaf kein gyfreu1031:41
17   adar . byrr dyd ban cogeu . 
18   trugar daffar duw goreu. ~1031:42
    
19 Kalangayaf kalet cras1031:43
20   purdu bran buan o vras . 
21   am gwymp hen chwerdit gwen gwas ~1031:44
    
22 Kalangaeaf cul kerwyt1032:1
23   gwae wann pansyrr byrr vyd byt. 
24   gwir gwell hegarwch nophryt.1032:2
    
25 Kalangayaf llwm godeith .1032:3
26   aradyr yn rych ych yggweith. 
27   or kant odit kedymdeith ~1032:4

 

Bibliography:
Text:
Evans, J Gwenogvryn, The Poetry in the Red Book of Hergest (Llanbedrog, 1911), p.8.
Jackson, Kenneth, Early Welsh Gnomic Poems (Cardiff, UWP, 1935), pp.27-28.
Translations:
Skene, W F, The Four Ancient Books of Wales (Edinburgh, 1868), p.573.
Jackson, Kenneth, Studies in Early Celtic Nature Poetry (Cambridge University Press, 1935), pp.63-64.