Gwaith Dafydd Ap Gwilym NotesNotesGDG 146Dafydd opens this poem by noting how an unnamed maiden had promised to meet him but had failed to appear at the appointed time and place. The poet contrasts his sincere endeavours with her fickleness. The one sentence extending over lines 17-26 conveys the length of time Dafydd has been patiently waiting for his loved one. He adds that even if he were to wait for the length of time the mythical man with a pile of sticks on his back had spent on the moon, he doubts that the maiden would appear.There is a close correspondence between all copies deriving either directly or indirectly from the Vetustus. Although Thomas Parry chose to include this poem in GDG, he questioned the authorship and suggested that the manuscript sources could not on their own confirm Dafydd's authorship. He did not however question the authorship of poem 96 'Taith i Garu' which occurs in exactly the same group of sources.27. y Pab annwyl 'The dear Pope'. The obvious meaning of 'dear' has been given to annwyl, but it could be interpreted in two other ways: either i) an + hwyl ('unwell, unhealthy'), not inappropriate in view of the rapid succession of five popes who served in the first half of the 14th c. or ii) an + gwyl ('proud, haughty'). The popes were noted for their considerable extravagance, none moreso than Clement VI (1342-52).