Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition
Buile Suibhne (Author: [unknown])

paragraph 10


    1. My curse on Suibhne!
      Great is his guilt against me,
      his smooth, vigorous
      dart he thrust through my holy bell.
    2. That bell which thou hast wounded
      will send thee among branches,
      so that thou shalt be one with the birds—
      the bell of saints before saints.
    3. Even as in an instant went
      the spear-shaft on high,
      mayst thou go, O Suibhne,
      in madness, without respite!
    4. Thou hast slain my foster-child,
      thou hast reddened thy spear in him,
      thou shalt have in return for it
      that with a spear-point thou shalt die.
    5. If there should oppose me
      the progeny of Eoghan with stoutness
      Uradhran and Telle will send them into decay.
    6. Uradhran and Telle
      have sent them into decay,
      this is my wish for all time:
      my curse with thee!
    7. My blessing on Eorann!
      Eorann fair without decay:
      through suffering without stint
      my curse on Suibhne!