Buarth beird ‘The enclosure of the bards’
verse beg. Ed ympeilli oet ympwyllat

  • Middle Welsh
  • verse
  • Medieval Welsh poetry
Poem attributed to the legendary poet Taliesin.
First words (verse)
  • Ed ympeilli oet ympwyllat
Ascribed to: Taliesin
(fl. 6th century)
renowned British poet, known both as a historical poet at the court of Urien and other rulers and as a more fictionalised persona of supreme status. Poems attributed to him survive in the 14th-century manuscript now known as the Book of Taliesin (NLW Peniarth 2).

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pp. 7.12–8.20
rubric: ‘Buarth beird’
beg. ‘Ed ympeilli oet ympwyllat’
  • Middle Welsh
verse (primary)


Medieval Welsh poetryMedieval Welsh poetry


Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] [tr.] Haycock, Marged [ed. and tr.], Legendary poems from the Book of Taliesin, Aberystwyth: CMCS Publications, 2007.
77 ff [‘2. Buarth beird’]
[ed.] Evans, J. Gwenogvryn [ed.], Facsimile & text of the Book of Taliesin, 2 vols, Series of Old Welsh Texts, 9, Llanbedrog, 1910.
Internet Archive – vol. 1: <link>, <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link>, <link> Internet Archive – vol. 3: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 4: <link>
7.12–8.20 Diplomatic edition
Dennis Groenewegen
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