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VxPoem ID: 36542

Category:
myth_legend

Posted: July 25th. 2009 3:07:45 PM

Views: 460

Gwion's Fate

by Moonlight Wolf

Age Group: Adult



At the 'neath of the lake
The great potion he takes
And he knew of all Earth, Sea and Sky.
He then knew what would be
So he took off to flee
Hearing Cerridwen's furious cries.

And he changed to a hare
Lest She saw him right there
And he sped off across grass and ground.
But She saw his quick flight
And as fast as the light
She shifted into a greyhound.

Over the hills and the dales
With the howls and the wails
She chased him with maximum speed.
The hare and greyhound
Changed again once they found
A running and sparkling stream.

Salmon he became
To flee once again
And She turned into otter bitch.
He leapt and he swam,
Through the water he ran
To flee from this furious witch.

Then in a flash of an eye
They took to the sky.
Fins and fur they changed into wings.
He a sparrow did dart
With great fear in his heart.
As a hawk She did follow him.

Tiring now of this chase,
Fearing death in the face
He shifted to a grain of wheat
Cerridwen, sharp eyed saw
And She shifted once more
As a hen, the thief She did eat.

As the months went on by
Cerridwen let a cry,
The stirring of life She felt within.
For that small piece of grain
Was a babe once again.
When born She vowed to kill him.

Yet when the child was born
So beautifully formed
She relented yet still was angry.
So at first morning light
In a bag sealed up tight
She flung him out into the sea.

In the bag he was bound
'Til by chance he was found
By his foster father a great prince.
The child looked upon now
With a radiant brow
He was named the great bard Taliesin.




Author's Notes: A little bit of mythology, the story of Cerridwen and Gwion. I hope you enjoy.


Author's Location: Bradford, England
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