often beside a building
I feel oddly emotional
‘the beast will fall
and push me to the bowels
of the earth – and cause my mutation’

Not one of mine but someone (I.K) I skype with

mae bonheddwr arbennig o’r Fenni
sy’n fy helpu i ddarllen a sgwennu
ond y peth gorau, wrth gwrs
ydy trwy bob un sgwrs
dyn ni’n chwerthin tan ddagrau’n bloenu

welsh-dictionary.ac.uk/gpc/gpc
geiriadur.net/
gweiadur.com/en/Pawb
geiriaduracademi.org

theres a special gent from Abergavenny
who helps me read and write but the best thing of course
is through every chat
we laugh until tears blossom

Scrabl a fi a’r hen ferch gecrus
swnllyd y prynhawn ag echrydus
mae hi’n effro dros reolau
tanbaid yn erbyn gwallau
fy amynedd a’m hymennydd sy’n Scrablus

welsh-dictionary.ac.uk/gpc/gpc
geiriadur.net/
gweiadur.com/en/Pawb
geiriaduracademi.org

Scrabble and me and the old garrulous girl
the afternoon noisy and frightful
she’s sharp on the rules
and firey against faults
my patience and my brain are Scrabbled

pa deitl a rhoddwn i Alun?
beth fyddai'n addas a chytûn?
Arwr bêl hirgron
neu Flaenwr ymryson
Arweinydd tîm sy’n haeddu *cerflun?

* diolch i Sian Cothi am y awgrym

what title would we give to Alun?
something suitable and unanimous?
Hero of the oval ball
or forward of the contest
leader of the team deserving a statue

Rhieni yw'r bobl waethaf ar y ddaear a ddylai planta.

Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children. Samuel Butler

Fyddai actor Cymreig gwael 'cachtor'?

If anyone has been looking for a recording of 'Harri Potter ac maen yr athronydd' I have it. 1 mp3 file per page. Whole book. DM me if you d like to listen to the first page to start with. You probably need to have the book to get the most out of it.

After going past the half century
its painfully difficult to avoid counting.
And dressing like a lamb
clothes tight to your skin?
Dam! – you’re not serious!?

dywedodd y hysbys – lluniaeth ysgafn
beth yw’r fantais â fy mol fel cafn?
brechdan fach a chegaid gul
rhywle, rhywun canu’r cnul.
diolch i dduw - siop sglods yw’r hafn

the advert said – light refreshments
where s the benefit with my trough-like belly
small sandwiches and narrow mouthfuls
someone somewhere is sounding the knell
thank god – a chip shop is a haven

nos Sadwrn yng ngoleuadau cyfeillgar
roedd hud ar droed â gwên groesawgar.
diwcs!, camsyniad llawn!
ond daeth popeth yn iawn -
bore Sul roedd hi/fe llawer llai llachar

Saturday night in the friendly lights
magic on the prowl with a welcoming smile
jeeze! total misunderstanding
but everything came good.
Sunday morning she/he was a lot less flashy

Dywedir yn y Beibl taw rhannodd Iesu pum torf ymysg un dorth. ‘Ware teg iddo fe. Wele, dwi’n meddwl bod rhoi pum torf tu mewn i un dorth yn wyrth fwya', onid e?
Rhyw fath o Dardis torthol.

it is said in the Bible that Jesus shared five loaves amongst one crowd. Fair play to him. See, I think that putting five crowds into one loaf is more of a miracle, isn’t it? some sort of loafy Tardis

aeth hen sguthan* i’r rasys ar garlam
heb boeni am gwympo neu adlam
ceffylau ei phleser
ei mwynhad difesur
ac felly mae hi’n hynod o goesgam
*idiom

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