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Pryderi's Pigs and other poems Paperback – November 12, 2009
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"At the back of the North
I had my beginning
Near the Head of the
I got my birth
Taliesin was my teacher
First Bard of the Cymry"
Finding suitable poems that can be as easily divided into voices as these can is not as easy as one might expect. There are at least twenty poems in the collection that are suitable for voice choir.
As to the content and form of the poems, there is an interesting mix: both narrative and lyrical poems, riddles, even a handful of limericks. Most of the poems center on an imaginative interpretation of life in Wales during a period described by the author as "the SCA period (approximately 600-1600 AD)." SCA being the Society for Creative Anachronisms.
If you like to read poetry out loud or listen to it read, you will enjoy Pyderi's Pigs and other poems, and if you like to imagine yourself back in time to an earlier age of magic and knights in armor, this is just the thing for you.
The only downside was that this collection is in print form. I would enjoy hearing an experienced bard perform them in person. The poems definitely evoked a strong medieval sense, and the feeling of being a part of a warband. If you are interested in medieval poetic forms and content than this collection would be a good read.