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  Dafydd ap Gwilym - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As one of noble birth it seems Dafydd did not belong to the guild of professional poets in medieval Wales, and yet the poetic tradition had been strong in his family for generations.
Fulton, Helen (1989), Dafydd ap Gwilym and the European context.
Dafydd ap Gwilym and Welsh literary tradition on the BBC History website.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dafydd_ap_Gwilym   (489 words)

 BBC - History - Dafydd ap Gwilym and Welsh literary tradition 1320 - 1370   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Dafydd ap Gwilym is the most distinguished literary figure of medieval Wales.
The elegy of Gruffudd ap Yr Ynad Goch to Llywelyn ap Gruffudd is probably the finest of the poems of the Gogynfeirdd.
Of Beirdd yr Uchelwyr (the poets of the gentry), the outstanding figure is Dafydd ap Gwilym.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/timelines/wales/literary.shtml   (420 words)

 Dafydd ap Gwilym   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Dafydd ap Gwilym, Wales' greatest poet (and lover!), is a fascinating yet shadowy figure from the past.
Dafydd describes Llywelyn's house, Cryngae, as a white-washed house perched on a hill, with lamps burning brightly, with seats covered with silk brocade, and in which fine French wine was drunk from cups of gold.
Dafydd was recognized as an exceptional poet in his own day, and his position as Wales's greatest poet has remained unchallenged over the centuries.
web.onetel.com /~davidjohnrowe/dafydd.htm   (402 words)

 Dafydd ap Gwilym   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Dafydd's range of personal contacts included his fellow-poet Gruffudd ab Adda, Madog Benfras, and Gruffudd Gryg - the last being an Anglesey poet with whom Dafydd exchanged a sequence of cywyddau in the form of a debate concerning the proper subjects to be treated of in the newly-introduced cywydd verse-form.
Dafydd's uncle may, perhaps, have been the first to have introduced Dafydd to the "two cultures" - that is to the native bardic tradition as well as to the language and poetry and romances of the Anglo-Norman world.
During the century of political upheaval and social turmoil which followed the loss of national independence in 1282, Dafydd ap Gwilym introduced innovations into the subject-matter and metrical techniques and language of poetry which effectively gave a new dimension to the poetic art in Wales.
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 Dafydd ap Gwilym / 100 Welsh Heroes / 100 Arwyr Cymru
Dafydd ap Gwilym’s poetry is full of themes, which would still make some people blush to read them.
Although Wales’ last independent Prince had died forty years before Dafydd was born, he was very familiar with the Poetic Art of the ‘Poets Of The Princes’, who would visit the courts singing the praises of their patrons in their well-crafted poems in strict metre.
In most of Dafydd’s poems, he aired his feelings of love towards a girl, and he even dared to serenade them even though they were married.
www.100welshheroes.com /en/biography/dafyddapgwilym   (291 words)

 Dafydd ap Gwilym
Dafydd ap Gwilym, son of Gwilym Gam and Ardudful Fychan, greatest of the medieval Welsh poets, was born at Bro Gynin, Cardiganshire, about the year 1340.
The latter arrangement leading to an attachment between tutor and pupil, the girl was banished to a convent in Anglesey, to where the poet followed her, taking service in an adjacent monastery, but on returning to Maesaleg he was permitted to retain his stewardship.
In consequence of attempting to elope with this lady, Dafydd ab Gwilym, being unable to pay the fine demanded by her husband, was imprisoned.
www.nndb.com /people/021/000096730   (327 words)

 Dafydd ap Gwilym | Grandmother Spider's SpiritWeb
Below is a short biography of Dafydd ap Gwilym drawn from the BBC website.
I wanted to retain it partly due to respect for the man and to encourage others to read him, but mostly for the last paragraph, which gives a rough definition of the styles he used and the names for them.
Dafydd was a cheeky man to say the least with a ribald sense of humour and a real grasp of the satire and the praise-poem.
www.grandmother-spider.com /node/32   (506 words)

 Dafydd ap Gwilym - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Dafydd ap Gwilym - Search Results - MSN Encarta
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 Love Poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym
Dafydd ap Gwilym is a great writer, a major part of our cultural heritage, and his work should be better known, both because it helps us to understand the unique world of Welsh civilization and also because, like all art, it teaches us about ourselves and about our own world." David Rowe
'The Love Poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym' was written for the U.K. Year of Literature of Writing as part of the 'Wales in the World' festival.
Dafydd has passed into legend and folklore as a great lover, a kind of medieval Welsh Casanova, and this is no doubt due in part ot the great number of love poems that he wrote.
web.onetel.com /~davidjohnrowe/dafylove.htm   (204 words)

 Dafydd ap Gwilym:His Poems
Dafydd ap Gwilym is the most prolific and famous of medieval Welsh poets and perhaps the greatest Welsh poet of all time.
Gwyn Thomas provides an accessible English translation of Dafydd ap Gwilym's complete poems which aims not only to give an accurate rhythmic version of the meaning of the Welsh text but also to suggest the complex orchestration of the original material.
This edition of the poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym will appeal to all those interested in Welsh literature and the literature of the middle ages.
www.uwp.co.uk /summer-reading/englishpages/books/1664.html   (245 words)

 Dafydd ap Gwilym
Probably his best-known work is "The girls of Llanbadarn", in which he speaks of going to church on Sunday purely in order to ogle the local women.
Dafydd Ap Gwilym and the European Context - Helen Fulton
Aspects of Dafydd Ap Gwilym - Rachel Bromwich
www.walesonline.com /info/literature/gwilym.shtml   (138 words)

 WEM0830 - DAFYDD AP GWILYM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Discuss the persona of the rejected lover in the poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym.
‘Dafydd’s humour often hides grave solemnity, and his laughter often hides a pool of tears’.
According to one critic: ‘The world of nature for [Dafydd] is a stage for love.’ Discuss.
www.inf.aber.ac.uk /pastpapers/welsh/exam2002/semester2/WEM0830.html   (394 words)

 Croeso : Canolfan Dafydd ap Gwilym Centre : Welcome
Dyma gychwyn ar gynllun cyffrous i agor Canolfan Dafydd ap Gwilym, i gofio bardd Cymraeg mwyaf adnabyddus yr Oesoedd Canol.
Amcan y ganolfan fydd cyflwyno i blant a phobl Ceredigion a Chymru ac ymwelwyr o bedwar ban byd yr etifeddiaeth ddiwylliannol gyfoethog a geir yng ngwaith Dafydd ap Gwilym.
This marks the start of an exciting venture to open the Dafydd ap Gwilym Centre, to honour the best-known Welsh poet of the Middle Ages.
www.dafydd-ap-gwilym.org.uk   (435 words)

 [minstrels] The Ruin -- Dafydd ap Gwilym
"Dafydd, the cross on their graves Marks what little it saves, Says, They did well in their lives." -- Dafydd ap Gwilym
Dafydd is considered to be the best of the medieval Welsh poets, living only from 1340-1370, and is particularly noted for his rhyme schemes and poetic composition.
His themes run from the very sexual (he did an ode to his penis) to nature poetry to such pieces as above that focus on the transitoriness of this life.
www.cs.rice.edu /~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/1489.html   (418 words)

 WEM0830 - DAFYDD AP GWILYM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Display a knowledge and understanding of the latest scholarship relating to Dafydd ap Gwilym and his contemporaries.
Apply some critical approaches to the poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym.
A study of the poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym in its literary and social context.
www.aber.ac.uk /modules/2005/WEM0830.html   (116 words)

 Amazon.com: Dafydd Ap Gwilym: The Poems (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies): Books: Dafydd Ap Gwilym,Richard ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Amazon.com: Dafydd Ap Gwilym: The Poems (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies): Books: Dafydd Ap Gwilym,Richard Morgan Loomis
Dafydd Ap Gwilym: The Poems (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies) (Hardcover)
Welsh text but it follows the Thomas Parry edition of the Gwaith Dafydd ap Gwilym (which you can get from the UK Amazon.com site).
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0866980156?v=glance   (605 words)

 Amazon.ca: Selections from the Dafydd Ap Gwilym Apocrypha: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Amazon.ca: Selections from the Dafydd Ap Gwilym Apocrypha: Books
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 Gomer Press - Books by Dafydd ap Gwilym
Gomer Press - Books by Dafydd ap Gwilym
A selection with English translations from the poems rejected from the canon of Dafydd ap Gwilym's works in the definitive edition of 1952, with detailed notes and introduction.
www.gomer.co.uk /gomer/en/gomer.SearchBook/Author/160   (162 words)

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