The Celtic Literature Collective

Alexander the Great
The Book of Taliesin XXVIII.
From The Four Ancient Books of Wales

I WONDER that there is not proclaimed
An acknowledgment of heaven to the earth.
Of the coming of a giant Ruler,
Alexander the Great.
Alexander, possessor of multitudes.
Passionate, iron-gifted,
Eminent for sword-strokes.
He went under the sea,
Under the sea he went,
To seek for science.
Whoever seeks science,
Let him be clamorous in mind.
He wont above the wind,
Between two griffins on a journey,
To see a sight.
A sight he saw,
The present was not sufficient.
He saw a wonder.
A superiority of lineage with fishes.
‘What he desired in his mind,
He had from the world.
And also at his end
With God, mercy.