Daw hiraeth am y nosau gynt
Hyd erwau Erin werdd,
Am wres y ddawns a’ r ieuanc nwyd,
A holl gyfaredd cerdd.
Pan ddaw y teithio blin i ben
Yng nghysgod perth neu das,
A ddaw Matholwch gyda’i feirch
I’w ddwyn i dir ei dras?
Longing comes for the nights long ’go
On Erin’s acres green,
For the heat of the dance and youth aglow,
And the tunes that enchanted seem.
When all the weary journeys end
As beneath some bush his breath is stilled,
Will Matholwch* come with ghostly steeds
To take him where his fathers tilled?
*Matholwch, in the ‘Mabinogion’, the legendary Welsh cycle of epic tales, was the King of Ireland who sailed to Harlech with a fleet of 13 ships to seek Branwen as his bride.
Translation: Barry Tobin.
Y Ddraig Werdd Rhif 2
The Green Dragon No 4, Autumn 1997
Links St. Patrick’s Day / Gorgysylltiadau G?yl Padrig 2004
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