Delightful to the Dragon-Lord …
After the final lines of ‘Mydwyf Merweryd’
(‘I am the Pulse …’) from The Book of Taliesin
Delightful to the dragon-lord
are songs from Gwion’s river
Flowing through the halls,
the scent of fair weather,
A horn full of mead
fragrant with honey and clover,
Druids skilled in Awen
– nothing pleases him better!
So the bard instructs the chieftain as to what is valuable and what, therefore, should please him: Gwion’s River : the flow of inspired song, fine weather, fragrant mead and the inspired utterances of his poets.
One Dragon Lord knows nothing of fair weather
No mead flows for him from Gwion’s River,
He pays no heed to any druid’s counsel
Seeking to shape from another land
A dragon’s dream of Greater Russia.