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Galarnad Heledd (Heledd’s Lament)


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Cerddi Hynafol (Ancient Songs)


Galarnad Heledd (Heledd’s Lament)

Stafell Gynddylan ys tywyll heno,
Heb dân, heb wely,
Wylaf wers, tawaf wedy.
Stafell Gynddylan ys tywyll heno,
Heb dân, heb gannwyll.
Namyn Duw, Pwy a'm dyry pwyll?
Stafell Gynddylan ys tywyll heno,
Heb dân, heb gerddau,
Dygystudd deurudd dagrau.

Heledd's Lament

Alas Cynddylan, thy chamber's darken'd,
No firelight, no greeting,
Now I'll weep, later be silent.
Alas, Cynddylan, thy chamber’s darken'd,
No firelight, no candles,
Name of God! Who will give me strength?
Alas, Cynddylan, tthy chamber's darken'd,
No firelight, no singing,
No tears can ease my grief.
Performance translation by Rhian Samuel

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