Hear me eastern lands / now behold!
Before you comes a / bard of note
Named voice of a king / known to all
Aife here stands.
Given gift of verse / grand her words
works stand highly praised / welcomed songs
silver voiced poet / sung of war
Summon we now this / rousing smith
Reward her well for / wisdom great
Green leaves given to / great lady
Written in an Irish style using half lines and a set beat pattern. Each line, save the last in each verse, has 8 beats with three beats in the second half line following the stressed, unstressed, stressed pattern.