Gwaith Dafydd Ap Gwilym NotesNotesGDG 103Here Dafydd voices his frustration at being unable to prevent Morfudd from returning home from the house of leaves. By describing her as hostess of the birch-chamber he suggests that the grove is her true domain. There is also a suggestion, as for instance in 'The House of Leaves' (37), that the leafy chamber, with its covering of golden fabric, is superior to any man-made court. Although it is unclear whether it is to her husband or her family that Morfudd must return, it seems that the poem describes a young unmarried girl; lines 11-14 may refer to the loss of virginity. In its overt concern with physical love it resembles several other poems to Morfudd. On this occasion she escapes from the woodland unscathed and Dafydd's lust remains unfulfilled. 1. IndegOne of Arthur's three mistresses according to the Triads, see 9.9n.