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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
England: Vols. I–IV. 1876–79.

Wales: Llongborth

Battle of Llongborth

By Llywarch Hên (6th century)

Translated by Lady Charlotte Guest

BEFORE Geraint, the terror of the foe,

I saw steeds fatigued with the toil of battle,

And after the shout was given, how dreadful was the onset.

At Llongborth I saw the tumult,

And the slain drenched in gore,

And red-stained warriors from the assault of the foe.

Before Geraint, the scourge of the enemy,

I saw steeds white with foam,

And after the shout of battle, a fearful torrent.

At Llongborth I saw the raging of slaughter,

And an excessive carnage,

And warriors blood-stained from the assault of Geraint.

At Llongborth was Geraint slain,

A valiant warrior from the woodlands of Devon,

Slaughtering his foes as he fell.