Llyfr Taliesin XXXV

The Affair Of Argoed Llwyfain

In the morning of Saturday there was a great battle,
From when the sun rose until it gained its height.
Flamdwyn hastened in four hosts
Godeu and Reged to overwhelm.
They extended from Argoed to Arvynyd.
They retained not life during one day.
Flaindwyn called out again, of great impetuosity,
Will they give hostages? are they ready?
Owain answered, Let the gashing appear,
They will not give, they are not, they are not ready.
And Ceneu, son of Coel, would be an irritated lion
Before he would give a hostage to any one.
Urien called out again, the lord of the cultivated region,
If there be a meeting for kindred,
Let us raise a banner above the mountain,
And advance our persons over the border.
And let us misc our spears over the heads of men,
And rush upon Flamdwyn in his army,
And slaughter with him and his followers.
And because of the affair of Argoed Llwyfain,
There was many a corpse.
The ravens were red from the warring of men.
And the common people hurried with time tidings.
And I will divine the year that I am not increasing.

And until I fail in old age,
In the sore necessity of death,
May I not be smiling,
If I praise not Urien.

Gweith Argoet Llwyfain

E Bore duw sadwrn kat uawr a uu.
or pan dwyre heul hyt pan gynnu.
dygrysswys flamdwyn yn petwar llu.
godeu a reget y ymdullu.
dyuwy o argoet hyt arvynyd.
ny cheffynt eiryos hyt yr vn dyd.
Atorelwis flamdwyn vawr trebystawt.
A dodynt yg gwystlon a ynt parawt.
Ys attebwys. Owein dwyrein ffossawt.
nyt dodynt nyt ydynt nyt parawt.
A cheneu vab coel bydei kymwyawc
lew. kyn as talei o wystyl nebawt.
Atorelwis vryen vd yr echwyd.
o byd ymgyfaruot am gerenhyd.
dyrchafwn eidoed oduch mynyd.
Ac am porthwn wyneb oduch emyl.
A dyrchafwn peleidyr oduch pen gwyr.
A chyrchwn fflamdwyn yn y luyd.
A lladwn ac ef ae gyweithyd.
A rac gweith argoet llwyfein
by llawer kelein.
Rudei vrein rac ryfel gwyr.
A gwerin a grysswys gan einewyd.
Armafy blwydyn nat wy kynnyd.

Ac yny vallwyfy hen
ym dygyn agheu aghen.
ny bydif ymdyrwen
na molwyf vryen.

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