1. If thy needs in life be simple, then draw
nigh the fire in the evening
hours and rejoice in thy low estate.
2. And if the need be to garnish a chamber
or dwelling or indeed
the village itself, then the sparkle of the
waterfall may be
of sufficient beauty.
3. At each portal be a servant full ready to
do thy bidding, though
thou see him not.
4. So too at the gate be a serf who lieth as
in death. Be thou not
fooled by his appearance.
5. Lieth not a forest beyond thy portals
where there be serfs a-plenty
to do thy bidding?
6. If a serf thou dost require to do thee
service in the land, find
one of strong body or of many skills.
7. Hast thou not an attendant to fetch what
8. An armed sentinel shall surely bar the
way of thine oppressor.
9. Summon the lantern bearer when thou
wishest to see clearly. Perchance
his art may chase the wolf from
The dark web is the spider's larder, though it
store not for the
Forget not the power of the dragon which gave
wings to the chariot
of Kerridwen. It may summon the
physicians of Gwynedd
and see thy will is done.
The web turneth bright when the dragon's breath
bloweth mid the
strands. Then the web and the caul be
The bolt from the Great Queen's bow flies ever
true to its mark.
An attendant to hand and an ever
may summon Her attention and swift
What of thine enemy when his shield be in pieces?
what indeed if the skill of the refurbisher be
The gwrach will eat what is placed before
her. So too
will the sow.
Yet the serpent eater may devour only serpents.