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Posted: February 7th. 2011 12:52:09 PM
The Duel at Felenrhyd
Age Group: Adult
I Who spake at Cyngor Penardd,
Felled the host at Maenawr Benardd;
And drenched Coed Alun in the flood
Of Dyfed's tears - of Dyfed's blood.
I at Nant Call held the power
To slaughter swift a warband's flower;
And at Felenrhyd's bloody ford
Pryderi's life embraced my sword.
There I exulted in the clash
Of weapons as, like burning lash,
My mighty blows poured streams of red
And sunset stained the river-bed.
In twilight of my foeman's might,
Mine eyes and inner-soul, alight
With powers the Elder tribes command,
Shot forth enchantment's fateful brand.
There stood my foe in hapless plight
As lifeblood, breath and soul took flight.
With searing flash and waters' roar
Pryderi's spirit forth did soar
To savour brief Death's bitter kiss,
Then plummet through the black abyss."
Copyright © Kynran 1968
Author's Notes: An account ofThe duel twixt Gwydyon & Pryderi in metrical form.
At the Vernal Equinox Light (Gwydyon) and Dark (Pryderi) are equally matched. The duel between the two results in Light overcoming Darkness as the daylight is seen to lengthen the following day. Here Gwydyon recounts the encounter and its outcome.
Author's Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
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