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1072. Gluais a theachtaire teid siar $
Length: short 11qq
Certainty: 3
Period:
  1. 16th ult
Areas:
  1. Connacht
Classes:
  1. apology mp
Manuscripts:
  1. Francis. A 25 B. MagNiallghuis c. 1610
  2. Book of O’Conor Don c. 1631
  3. RIA 2 (23/F/16) O’Gara MS 1655-9
  4. NLS Adv. 72/1/44 17th cent.
Motifs:
  1. poet sends messenger to patron
  2. Envoi to patron’s spouse
  3. Function of poetry
  4. poet insulted patron
Poet Christian Names:
  1. Uilliam Og (BOCD, RIA 2)
Poet Surnames:
  1. Mac an Bhaird
Patron Christian Names:
  1. Seaan
Patron Surnames:
  1. MacUilliam Burc
Meter Vars:
  1. deibhidhe
Poem:

Poem in printable PDF format

Gluais, a theachtaire théid siar

[Franciscan Library A25, 173]

{Uilliam Óg Mac an Bhaird}

[Deibhidhe, Dán Díreach]


1 Gluais a theachtoire teitt siar

cuirios me go Mac Uilliam

le haisgidh rand le raphad

ni ham aisdir ollamhan.

2 A-tam ag tabhoirt geallta

da ttí an samhradh soinennta

go mbiam aghoidh ar aghaidh

ciall fhaloidh san ionnsaghaidh.

3 Gán do moladh a measg chliar

do dhealbh me do Mac Uilliam

maircc ri dar diomolta in dan

ní bhudh ionganta d’iomradh.

4 Gidhbhe a-dubhradh ris an dan

mas aige fein fuair Seaan

faghlaidh fuinn leaphairthe Luirc

ni ar druim deaghaithni a-dubairt.

5 No mas íatt an t-áos dána

bhios ag iomthnuth anaro (anara)

adhbhor diomdad[h] e orra

gan mhé dh’ionnramh eatorra.

6 Aon do ched dho cleir Bhanbha

a-tad uaisle ar n-ealadhna

ona heol dheaghaithne ar dhán

acht seol mearoighthe ar mhoran.

7 Dob iongnadh d’éinneach eile

creidiomh d’aithne ar n-eigsi-ne

creidiomhoin as nach coir geall

nach doigh d’oideadhaibh Eiriond.

8 Nár chaithios duthracht rea dhan

maith shaoilim gur shaoil Sea[á]n

far shoiréidhe um ríar na rann

ciall na doimhéine a-déram.

9 Ni he sin fa-dera dhamh

gan ni da pfaghuinn d’obad[h]

achd madh duthchas in ríogh roinn

as re siol cculcas gConaill.

10 Ní raiphe do dhioth dána

orm no d’easbaidh edala

ní asa ttuillfinn buain bheime [final line of qt missing].

11 Ar fedh a reidhighte roinn

biaidh misi ag inghin Emoinn

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