Writings and Witterings

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant Hapus


There is a l’il Welsh bwbachod
wishing “Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant Hapus”
to you and to me.
She tweets her message via Twitter
so it’s there for all to see.

Polly Stretton © 2014


21 thoughts on “Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant Hapus

  1. Unfortunately, I don’t know any Welsh. However, it is a reminder of my grandmother who was from Cardiff. Thank you Polly!


  2. “bwbachod” is a brownie, similar to a pixie, and “Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant Hapus” means ‘Happy St David’s Day’ – your grandmother would know that, Lea 😉


  3. No doubt she would have Polly. I am very grateful for the explanation. She would have loved the poem and if you had seen her, you would have been face to face with a brownie with mischievous black eyes that twinkled! Thank you for giving her back to me, even for a moment!


  4. I’ve just read the above translation and no longer think you were using bad language. Many Happy Returns Polly, if slightly belated. I’m into countdown for St. Patrick’s Day already – exercising my right arm with a pint o’ Guinness 😀


  5. I like this! My father was welsh.


  6. Ok, so I think you are the only person who could make me thoroughly enjoy a poem even though I speak a lick of Welsh!! That takes true talent. Of course, I read the translation in the responses. I like the rhythm.
    I’ve been trying out some Welsh poetry forms. It’s really hard to get the consonance (I think that’s the right word) correct in English!!! They are a challenge to write, but you make it look so easy!!


    • I love Welsh poetry forms… have you ever done an Englyn or an Awdl Gywydd? Lovely forms – must do some more now you’ve reminded me of them, Kirsten 🙂


      • Yeah! I’m glad you are going to do some more. I thought I’d done an Awdl Gywydd one time, but I’m not sure how you do the cross-rhyme. I’m working on learning how to do that. I have never tried an Englyn…it’s on my list. Fridays are when I try out new poetry forms. This Friday is the Rhupunt.


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