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Талие́син — древнейший из поэтов, писавших на валлийском языке, чьи произведения дошли до наших дней. Его имя связано в основном с Книгой Талиесина — большим стихотворным сборником, созданным в средневаллийский период, но Ивор Уильямс датировал большу́ю часть содержащегося там материала X и XI веками, а самые древние стихотворения — принадлежащие «историческому» Талиесину — VI веком. Позже Талиесин стал героем легенды, записанной или созданной в XVI веке антикваром Элисом Грифидом, возможно, с опорой на некую устную традицию.
В валлийской мифологии Талиесин — волшебник и бард, первый из смертных, обладавший даром пророчества. Он был приемным сыном и слугой ведьмы Керидвен. Его часто изображали в виде орла, птицей, избираемой жрецами для полетов души в потусторонний мир.

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Цитаты Талиесин

„I have been a course, I have been an eagle.
I have been a coracle in the seas:
I have been compliant in the banquet.
I have been a drop in a shower;
I have been a sword in the grasp of the hand
I have been a shield in battle.
I have been a string in a harp,
Disguised for nine years,
in water, in foam.“

—  Taliesin
Context: I have been a course, I have been an eagle. I have been a coracle in the seas: I have been compliant in the banquet. I have been a drop in a shower; I have been a sword in the grasp of the hand I have been a shield in battle. I have been a string in a harp, Disguised for nine years, in water, in foam. I have been sponge in the fire, I have been wood in the covert

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„Let them make their war.
Whence come night and day?“

—  Taliesin
Context: Let them make their war. Whence come night and day? Whence will the eagle become gray? Whence is it that night is dark? Whence is it that the linnet is green? The ebullition of the sea, How is it not seen?

„I have fled in the shape of a raven of prophetic speech,
in the shape of a satirizing fox,
in the shape of a sure swift,
in the shape of a squirrel vainly hiding.“

—  Taliesin
Context: I have fled in the shape of a raven of prophetic speech, in the shape of a satirizing fox, in the shape of a sure swift, in the shape of a squirrel vainly hiding. I have fled in the shape of a red deer, in the shape of iron in a fierce fire, in the shape of a sword sowing death and disaster, in the shape of a bull, relentlessly struggling.

„Those that placed me on the cross
I knew when young.“

—  Taliesin
Context: Those that placed me on the cross I knew when young. That drove me on the tree, My head hung down. Stretched were my two feet, So sad their destiny. Stretched with extreme pain The bones of my feet. Stretched were my two arms, Their burden will not be. Stretched were my two shoulders, So diligently it was done. Stretched were the nails, Within my heart. Stretched was the spiking, Between my two eyes. Thick are the holes Of the crown of thorns in my head. The lance was struck And my side was pierced. It will be struck to you also, As your right hand (struck me). To you there will be no forgiveness, For piercing me with spears. And the Ruler we knew not When thou wert hung.

„It broke out with matchless fury.
The rapid vehement fire.“

—  Taliesin
Context: It broke out with matchless fury. The rapid vehement fire. Him we praise above the earth, Fire, the fiery meteor of the dawn. Above the high gale, Higher than every cloud. Great his animal.

„Fire, the fiery meteor of the dawn.
Above the high gale,
Higher than every cloud.
Great his animal.“

—  Taliesin
Context: It broke out with matchless fury. The rapid vehement fire. Him we praise above the earth, Fire, the fiery meteor of the dawn. Above the high gale, Higher than every cloud. Great his animal.

„There was a calling on the Creator,
Upon Christ for causes,
Until when the Eternal
Should deliver those whom he had made.“

—  Taliesin
Context: There was a calling on the Creator, Upon Christ for causes, Until when the Eternal Should deliver those whom he had made. The Lord answered them, Through language and elements: Take the forms of the principal trees, Arranging yourselves in battle array, And restraining the public.

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„I was with the Lord
In the manger of the ass.“

—  Taliesin
Context: I was with the Lord In the manger of the ass. I upheld Moses Through the water of Jordan.

„Fair Elphin, cease your lament!
Swearing profits no-one.
It is not evil to hope
Nor does any man see what supports him“

—  Taliesin
Context: Fair Elphin, cease your lament! Swearing profits no-one. It is not evil to hope Nor does any man see what supports him, Not an empty treasure is the prayer of Cynllo, Nor does God break his promise.

„Which was first, is it darkness, is it light?“

—  Taliesin
Context: Which was first, is it darkness, is it light? Or Adam, when he existed, on what day was he created? Or under the earth’s surface, what the foundation? He who is a legionary will receive no instruction.

„Princes loud-proclaiming go their course
For a decaying acquisition.“

—  Taliesin
Context: O God, the God of formation, Ruler, strengthener of blood. Christ Jesus, that guards. Princes loud-proclaiming go their course For a decaying acquisition.

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„The dawn smiles, repelling gloom“

—  Taliesin
Context: The dawn smiles, repelling gloom, At the dawn with violence, At every meet season, At the meet season of his turnings, At the four stages of his course, I will extol him that judges violence, Of the strong din, deep his wrath. I am not a man, cowardly, gray, A scum near the wattle.

„I am a bard; I will not disclose secrets to slaves;
I am a guide: I am expert in contests.“

—  Taliesin
Context: I am a bard; I will not disclose secrets to slaves; I am a guide: I am expert in contests. If he would sow, he would plough; he would plough, he would not reap. If a brother among brothers, Didactic Bards with swelling breasts will arise Who will meet around mead-vessels, And sing wrong poetry And seek rewards that will not be, Without law, without regulation, without gifts. And afterwards will become angry.

„You must not grieve so heavily.
Better are good than evil omens.“

—  Taliesin
Context: You must not grieve so heavily. Better are good than evil omens. though I am weak and small, Spumed with Dylan's wave, I shall be better for you Than three hundred shares of salmon.

„The love-diffusing [Lord] will separate us.“

—  Taliesin
Context: The love-diffusing [Lord] will separate us. The land of worldly weather, A wind will melt the trees: There will pass away every tranquillity When the mountains are burnt. There will be again inhabitants With horns before kings; The mighty One will send them, Sea, and land, and lake. There will be again a trembling terror, And a moving of the earth, And above every field, And ashes the rocks will be; With violent exertion, concealment, And burning of lake.

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