Dafydd ap Gwilym


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Dafydd ap Gwilym

(Welsh ˈdævɪθ æp ˈɡwɪlɪm)
n
(Biography) ?1320–?1380, Welsh poet
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Famous Welsh poets of the Middle Ages, such as Dafydd ap Gwilym and Guto'r Glyn, regularly used the word.
Performed in Welsh and English, Welsh Gold features the work of a number of Wales' most established writers through the years, including Taliesin, Aneirin, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Dannie Abse, Tiffany Atkinson, Gillian Clarke and WH Davies.
Thanks to financial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, this includes an opportunity to see a new version of the Boston manuscript of Hywel Dda s laws and the Hendregadredd manuscript, which contains Dafydd ap Gwilym s original handwriting.
Y deg a ddewiswyd yw Dewi Sant, Rhodri Mawr, Hywel Dda, Y Dywysoges Nest, Gwenllian, Llywelyn Ein LLyw Olaf, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Owain Glyn Dwer, Twm Sin Cati a Guto Nyth Brn.
And with regard to the forgeries of poems he claimed were the work of Dafydd ap Gwilym, well again that was part of the age when people were trying to create a way back to their Celtic traditions and it showed a certain brilliance in pulling it off.
Its lessons will benefit not merely Anglicists, but all workers on medieval literature (its comments on narrators, for example, cast light on the Four Branches of the Mabinogi, the poems of Dafydd ap Gwilym, and other texts in the Celtic languages).
Among their topics are heroic dogs and men in the Finn ballads and tales, the death of Dafydd ap Gwilym, Sibyl in Medieval Wales, Elis Gruffydd's meditations of idolatry, medieval heroics without heroes or epics, poetry and pillowtalk, Liadain and Cuirithir and the role of the woman-poet, person-switching in Celtic panegyric, instruction riddles in Welsh law, convergences and tensions among metaphors and metonyms for the heroic society in early Welsh poetry, James Joyce's aural aesthetics, the Old Irish word for fleshfork, and Aogan O Rathaille's shoes and the mock-warrant.
The book is traditionally organized, proceeding chronologically from 'The Earliest Poems' through chapters on the Gogynfeirdd, the prose narratives, history, law, and religious texts, Dafydd ap Gwilym, and concluding with 'The Poets of the Noblemen'.
Developed in the 14th century in South Wales by Dafydd ap Gwilym, the cywydd shows affinities with forms used by the earlier bardd teulu ("bard of the [king's] war band"), the second grade in the Welsh bardic system, and with those of the French trouvere and jongleur.
yn ol Dafydd ap Gwilym, ac mae ei eiriau mor wir heddiw ag roedden nhw bron i saith canrif yn ol.
So he decided to enhance the county's literary tradition and produce manuscripts of poems written, so he said, by the greatest poet of all, Dafydd ap Gwilym.