Text of the "Preiddeu Annwn"

I've been seeking this for a while.

Honestly, I need to get my hands on a new copy of Graves' The White Goddess.

This was the bit I needed to see again:

The Cauldron of Annwn

is warmed gently by the breaths of nine damsels;

for is it not the Cauldron of the Chief of Annwn?

On the rim it is fashioned with a ridge that is pearls.

It boils not the food of the coward

nor of those who swear hastily.*

I have my own reasons why.

(*Emphasis mine.)


posted by Linda on January 24, 2004 12:19 AM