Neil (and all),
Thank you for the link, but -- visually lovely as it is -- it's unreadable
(I actually need to see the Irish in a readable form).
To answer Alexei's question, the poem begins: "Shall I choose, King of the
mysteries, After the delight of downy pillows and music, To go upon the
rampart of the sea, Turning my back upon my native land?" No mention of the
yew -- the poem is about Cormac's doubt in going to battle at sea, wondering
if God will be for him in his venture.
> Dear Deborah,
> The Book of Leinster ITSELF is now available on the internet as part of
> the Irish Script on Screen project. See:
> Click on the 'collections' box in the lower left-hand corner and scroll
> to 'Trinity College Dublin' and then click on it. Then click on 'MS1339'
> which is the Book of Leinster.