A video of a Welsh actor reading “Taliesin”
Here’s a video clip of Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd reading one of the “Taliesin” poems. “Taliesin” is the name given to a Welsh bard and cultural hero. He’s also an archetype for the transforming sorcerer and the protean bard. The clip is in Welsh, with subtitles.
Overall, this is a good example of an incantation. Taliesin identifies himself not just as the master of secrets, but as the metaphor itself — he has been all of these things, and all of these things are Taliesin. Taliesin identifies himself as the “is” in metaphor.