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Gwydion’s song to Lleu

Oak that growsIn vale of tears,Take back your child,And give me mine. Broken and torn,Belied and betrayed,Dies my young hope,Lleu Llaw Gyffes. Broom that bloomsIn vale of blood,Take back your child,And give me mine. Broken and torn,Belied and betrayed,Pierced by the thornsIs Lleu llaw gyffes. Eyebright that bloomsIn vale of death,Take back your heartAnd giveContinue reading “Gwydion’s song to Lleu”

Oak, broom and meadowsweet

Hear me, Lleu ap Gwydion,Hear me, the all seeing one.Heavy is my heart,For it is heldIn oak, broom and meadowsweet. Comfort me, the golden winged,Comfort me, the broken,Unburden my heart,For it is poisonedBy oak, broom and meadowsweet. Strong are the silken websSharp are the thorns,Holding me hostage.Amber eyes have pierced me,And won’t let me be.Continue reading “Oak, broom and meadowsweet”

Milk and honey

Milk and honey.Gold on white. A cup for BraintA bowl for the Tylwyth teg. Milk and honey.Whispers on the wind. Sage and rosemary,Anise and lavender. A cup for CerridwenA bowl for the Fair folk. Broom and meadowsweetGold on pale pink A cup for BlodeueddA loaf of bread for Lleu. Mead and silver,Wine and amber, AContinue reading “Milk and honey”

Cerridwen/ I was there

I was there, when Gwydion conjured a woman of flowers.I was there, when the cauldron boiled, when oak flowers, meadowsweet and broom entranced the woods with their fragrance.I was there, when in smoke and vapour there rose a maiden no one could rival.I was there, though I could not prevent it, and yet – IContinue reading “Cerridwen/ I was there”

Lleu ydw i/ Englynion Lleu

Lleu am I,Son of Arianrhod am I,Despised,Forlorn,Unloved. Lleu am I,Son of Gwydion am I.Protected,Reared,Nurtured. Lleu am IMany skilled am I,Proud,Strong,Unyielding. Lleu am I,Husband of Blodeuwedd am I,Belied,Betrayed,Unloved. Lleu am I,Taught by Manawydan,Born of the sun,Fostered by the woods,Bright one. Lleu am I,The one who singsThe one who fightsThe one who is rebornOnce slayed. Lleu amContinue reading “Lleu ydw i/ Englynion Lleu”

Lleu/ My broken sunlight

Lleu/ My broken sunlight My broken sunlight, my golden boy,Will you still shine in pain?My shattered sunlight, my wondrous boy, Will you remember her name? My broken sunlight, my golden one,Who’s gonna shelter you?My darkened sunrise, beloved one,Who’s gonna nurture you? High up above the sun still shines,Yet Lleu is silent and weak,High up aboveContinue reading “Lleu/ My broken sunlight”