Gwaith Dafydd Ap Gwilym NotesNotesGDG 93This is one of Dafydd's more bitter poems to Morfudd. He often reproaches her for her deceit and fickleness, but here he rebukes her harshly for having used him before casting him aside in favour of her husband. In the poem 'Unfounded Suspicion' (117), rather than accusing Morfudd he questions her, and she strongly denies having rejected him, claiming that even the poet's footprint is dearer to her than anything that belongs to her jealous husband. In this poem Dafydd's worst fear - Don't give the Jealous One cause to rejoice (117.25) - has been realized. He is in a bad way, bruised and weary (13-14), which may be referred to in the poem 'Yesterday' where he rejoices that Morfudd has given him cause for renewed optimism: After my injury (I am blind) / I'm tough as an apple-tree withe (110.15-16). The difference in tone between these poems is as strong an indication as any that the poems to Morfudd transcend poetic convention and the requirements of public entertainment. It is noteworthy that the three images which form the middle part of the poem (17-36) are paralleled in medieval French poetry, see Edwards, DGIA 239-41. 5. Madawg Lawgam See Introduction: 'Y Bardd', 14. 32. Dyfr Dyfr Wallt Euraid is named in the Triads as one of the maidens of Arthur's court, see TYP2 215, 335, and cf. poems 97.13 and 124.33.