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Song to the Wind
Book of Taliesin XVII 

Guess who it is.
Created before the deluge.
A creature strong,
Without flesh, without bone,
Without veins, without blood,
Without head, and without feet.
It will not be older, it will not be younger,
Than it was in the beginning.
There will not come from his design
Fear or death.
He has no wants
From creatures.
Great God! the sea whitens
The tenth were discarded,
They loved not their Father.
A loveless shower
In utter ruin.
Llucufer the corrupter,
Like his destitute country
Seven stars there are,
Of the seven gifts of the Lord.
The student of the stars
Knows their substance.
Marca mercedus
Ola olimus
Luna lafurus
Jubiter venerus
From the sun freely flowing
The moon fetches light.
Remembrance is not in vain,
No cross if not believed.
Our Father! Our Father!
Our relative and companion.
Our Sovereign, we shall not be separated.
By the host of Llucufer.


1. Marca... venerus: Mars, Mercury, ? at that time, the toil of the Moon, Jupiter, Venus. Sadly, I'm only guessing at the translation here.

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