NOTE: This one of many things which should be considered essential to write into your Crane Book of Wisdom.
Primary chief bard am I to Elphin,
And my original country is the region of the summer stars;
Idno and Heinen called me Merddin
At length every king will call me Taliesin.
I was with my Lord in the highest sphere,
On the fall of Lucifer into the depth of hell
I have borne a banner before Alexander;
I know the names of the stars from north to south;
I have been on the Galaxy at the throne of the Distributor;
I was in Canaan when Absalom was slain;
I conveyed Awen [the Divine Spirit] to the level of the vale of Hebron;
I was in the court of Don before the birth of Gwydion.
I was instructor to Eli and Enoch;
I have been winged by the genius of the splendid crozier;
I have been loquacious prior to being gifted with speech;
I was at the place of the crucifixion of the merciful son of God;
I have been three periods in the prison of Aianrhod;
I have been the chief director of the work on the tower of Nimrod.
I am a wonder whose origin is not known.
I have been in Asia with Noah on the Ark,
I have witnessed the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah;
I have been in India when Roma was built;
I am now come here to the remnant of Troia.
I have been with my Lord in the manger of the ass;
I strengthened Moses through the water of Jordan;
I have been in the firmament with Mary Magdalene;
I have obtained the muse from the cauldron of Caridwen;
I have been bard of the harp to Leon of Lochlin.
I have been on the White Hill, in the court Cynvelyn,
For a year and a day in stocks and fetters,
I have suffered for the Son of the Virgin,
I have been fostered in the land of the Deity,
I have been teacher to all intelligences,
I am able to instruct the whole universe.
I shall be until the day of doom on the face of the earth;
And it is not known whether my body be flesh or fish.
Then I was for nine months
In the womb of the hag Caridwen;
I was originally little Gwion,
And at length I am Taliesin.