On 8/4/05 01:39, "Neil McLeod" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> For the last line Micháel suggested reading 'dán oile úan' as "another
> poem from us", and that fits very neatly indeed. (Dennis's "an entire
> poem from us" would also fit nicely.)
> I would take 'ba' as the jussive subjunctive copula, and read:
>> A selection [of verse] by Holy Colum [i.e Colum Cille]
>> I see a benefit from paying
>> its ‘cauldron bone’ [i.e. due recompense] in return:
>> it should be another poem from us.
Since that entered my head about the added poem as recompense, I have a
feeling this has all been done before! Or is it a parallel case? Apologies
if I'm confusing foggy memory with pure fog.