Gwerful Mechain

Gwerful Mechain, who lived in Mechain in Powys during the 1400s, is perhaps the most famous female Welsh-language poet. Little is known of her life. Her work, written in the traditional strict meters, is often a celebration of religion and sex, sometimes within the same poem. Probably the most famous part of her work today is her erotic poetry, especially Cywydd y Cedor ("Ode to the Pubic Hair"), a poem praising the vulva.

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