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Now see you how this dragon-egg of ours

Thomas Lovell Beddoes

The race that is oppressed shall prevail in the end,
            for it will resist the savagery of the invaders.
                                                    from 'The Prophecies' of Merlin

    So he retreated...into history, his life
    no better documented than the Bard's.
    That nation-building chronicler of strife
    who taught the Welsh the harm in English words.
    'Glendower' might just suspend our disbelief
    but at central casting, for all eternity,
    in Hollywood and Hell (if not in Glyndyfrdwy),
    Fluellen rules, and Taffy was a thief...
    I imagine, after the recent raids, after
    the carpet bombings and interrogation
    at Camp X-Ray, how they gathered together
    at news-time, to see S4C's latest
    relay from an obscure Breton station:
    the sound of his voice; and then the forecast.
Taken from 'Death's Jest-Book'...
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