And elm-trees, massed like ostrich feather plumes,Are streaked and shot with fire.
A multi-colored crowd streaked about, and suddenly all was totally changed. It wasn't the usual city racket. It came from a strange land.anna akhmatova
Yet Dafydd's humour does not obscure, any more than Chaucer 's does, the underlying seriousness of his poetry. Behind his poems of requited and unrequited love, whether idyllic or idealizing, whether streaked by savage jealousy or a profound feeling of betrayal reminiscent of Troilus and Criseyde , there runs a sense of the cruel impermanence of the world.