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Ailgylchu -poem

AS level poem by Grahame Davies - vocabulary work

yn ddefod a ritual / habit
teithio lan to travel up
papurach bumph / useless bits of paper
tywallt to pour
costrelau neilltuol specific pitchers
yn porthi feeding
rhyw beiriant some machine
gwastraff waste
gwledd feast
fy nghydwybod my conscience
mewn gwirionedd in reality
buddsoddi invest
fy nhawelwch meddwl my peace of mind
llwytho to load
gloddest feast
a gludwyd which was transported
Blaenau'r Cymoedd Heads of the Valleys
pedwar ban four corners
รข'r peiriant with the machine
yn blingo skinning
storfeydd stores
dw i'n amau wir I doubt really
dw i'n casglu I collect
degwm o'r teilchion a tenth of the bits
i'w hoffrymu to be offered
ai dim ond it it just
olwynion dur steel wheels
am ddegawd arall for another decade
ar y bryniau on the hills
uwchben y cwm above the valley
llafnau blades
melinau gwynt windmills
yn troelli / yn troi turning
pladuro scything
prydferthwch beauty
cyfalaf capitalism
cloddio digging
awyr sky
gwaedwyd was bled
am elw for profit
estron strange / foreign
yn lle instead of
cynilo to save
carthion faeces / dregs
rheitiach it would be better
afradu to squander
pob adnodd every resource
eu llosgi nhw burn them
eu claddu nhw bury them
yn llawen merrily
yn galonnog heartily/cheerily
nes until
newynu to starve (famine)
gwenwynwr poisoner
llwgu to starve (hunger)
cynnydd progress
rhygnu to grate
rhydu to rust
rhewi to freeze
ynghynt before / sooner
llonyddwch stillness
ail-ymledu respread
o'i amgylch about it / him
yr hyn a wnaf what I do
ba obaith ynfyd which futile hope
dwn i ddim I dunno
gweddillion remains
fy ngormodedd my excess
yn ufudd obediently
yn gybyddlyd miserly / meanly
cyhoeddus public / publicly
rhod y rheibiwr the predator's wheel
Created by: Sian Jones