A' Ghrian / The Sun

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A' Ghrian / The Sun

Post by leaves » 24 Dec 2010, 06:40

Hello All,
I love this poem, which comes from a blog I follow: http://nicdhana.blogspot.com/2010/12/gr ... hrian.html
Happy Solstice a few days late!

Grian-Stad Geamhraidh: A' Ghrian

Fàilte ort féin, a ghrian nan tràth,
'S tu siubhail ard nan speur;
Do cheumaibh treun air sgéith nan ard,
'S tu màthair àigh nan reul.

Thu laighe sìos an cuan na dìth
Gun dìobhail is gun sgàth,
Thu 'g éirigh suas air stuagh na sìth,
Mar rìoghain òg fo bhlàth.

A' Ghrian - Traditional Gaelic song to the sun,
from the original Gàidhlig, as recited by Iain MacNìll of Barra,
at the turn of the century before last.
#316 in the Ortha nan Gàidheal.
And in English:

The Sun

I welcome you, sun of the seasons,
As you travel the skies aloft;
Your steps are strong on the wing of the heavens,
You are the glorious mother of the stars.

You descend into the deadly sea
Without distress and without fear;
You rise up on the wave of peace,
Like a youthful Queen in bloom.

translation ©2009 kpn
Posted by Kathryn Price NicDhàn
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Re: A' Ghrian / The Sun

Post by acornspirit » 03 Jan 2011, 04:58

Thanks for posting the poem! It is beautiful--and good pronunciation practice for my fledging study of Irish.


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