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The Crowning Poem

After the Bard has been crowned according to 'the privileges and customs' of the Gorsedd of the Bards of the Isle of Britain, the Crowning Song is sung. The words were written by Geraint Bowen. Here is a taste of the first and last verses (of five):

Translation:

'The nation even from early times gave patronage to poetry in civilised courts. This old country gloried in honouring poets. And we too will praise it in our high festival, dear gwerin. ...

Dear gwerin, we shall remember crowning and greeting him excellently.This is his Grand Festival, And a festival which will fill his heart will fill all our hearts with happiness this year.'
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