• Announcements

    • tonyv

      Registration -- to join PMO ***UPDATED INSTRUCTIONS***   03/14/2017

      Automatic registration has been disabled. If you would like to join the Poetry Magnum Opus online community, use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of this page and follow these instructions: 1. Check your email (including your spam folder) in a timely fashion for a reply. 2. After you receive a reply, use the "Sign Up" link at the top right corner of the page to create your account. Do this fast. I've lost my patience with people who use the "Contact Us" link to express interest in joining and then don't bother to check their email for a reply and don't bother to join after registration has been enabled. The queue fills up fast with spammers, and I have to spend my time sifting through the rubbish to delete them. The window of opportunity for joining will be short. I will not have my time wasted. If you don't check your email and you don't bother registering promptly, you will find that registration has been disabled and your future requests to join may go ignored. /s/ Tony ___________________ [Registration will only be enabled for a short while from the time your message is received, so please check your email for a reply and register within 12 hours of using the "Contact Us" link. (Be sure to check your spam folder if you don't see a reply to your message.)]
    • tonyv

      IMPORTANT: re Logging In to PMO ***Attention Members***   03/15/2017

      For security purposes, please use your email address when logging in to the site. This will prevent your account from being locked when malicious users try to log in to your account using your publicly visible display name. If you are unable to log in, use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the page.
    • tonyv

      Blogs   05/01/2017

      Blogs are now accessible to Guests. Guests may read and reply to blog entries. We'll see how this works out. If Guest participation becomes troublesome, I'll disable Guest access. Members are encouraged to make use of the PMO Members' Promotional Blog to promote their published works. Simply add your latest entry to the blog. Include relevant information (your name or screen name, poem title, periodical name, hyperlink to the site where published, etc). If you have a lot of them and feel you need your own blog, let me know, and I will try to accommodate you. Members are encouraged to continue also posting their promotional topics in the Promotions forum on the board itself which is better suited for archiving promotions.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Tinker

#12. Cywydd llosgyrnog

1 post in this topic

Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry
Welsh Verse
Features of the Welsh Meters
Welsh Codified Divisions

Cywydd llosgyrnog, ców-idd llos-gr-notheg, 12th codified ancient Welsh Meter, a Cywydd, is composed in sixains. It is speculated that the Welsh poets learned this meter from a common medieval Latin hymn form.

The elements of the Cywydd llosgyrnog are:

  1. stanzaic, written in any number of sixains.
  2. syllabic, the sixain is made up of 8-8-7-8-8-7 syllable lines.
  3. rhymed, L1 and L2 end-rhyme is echoed somewhere in the middle of L3 (3rd, 4th, or 5th syllables). L4 and L5 end-rhyme is echoed somewhere in the middle of L6. L3 and L6 end rhyme.

    x x x x x x x A
    x x x x x x x A
    x x A x x x B (A could shift position slightly)                                  
    x x x x x x x C
    x x x x x x x C
    x x C x x x B (C could shift position slightly)

     

    Y mae goroff a garaf
    O gof aelaw aga a folaf
    O choeliaf gael i chalon'
    Am na welais i myn Elien
    O Lanurful ilyn Aerfen
    wawr mor wen o'r morynion
                    -- Dafydd ap Demwnd[/i]

     

    Friend or Foe by Judi Van Gorder


    Knight of the Round Table, King' s friend,
    the fabled handsome one, men commend,
    lived to defend, valor seen,
    Sir Lancelot earned his reward.
    Though prowess unmatched with the sword,                                      
    betrayed his Lord, loved his queen.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Butterfly by Stephen Arndt

    Your change of form through chance or fate,
    That freeing step to final state,
    Which comes so late, came at last!
    From chrysalis (cocoon and lair)
    To butterfly with bright wing flare,
    Each one a pair, unsurpassed.

    Rice-paper thin, resplendent things,
    What artful wonders are your wings;
    With hues like spring's, how they spread!
    Let Chinese lanterns charm with light,
    You stud the noon as stars the night,
    Then take quick flight till you've fled.

    Mosaic tiles have mottled tints,
    And yet, compared with your close prints
    And dazzling glints, dull their glaze.
    The sun must rise to start its race
    Through skies it paints then sink apace
    (Unlike your grace), lost in grays.

    'm not so youthful now as you,
    Nor am I fair as are you few,
    For once you flew, none dared fly.
    Such flight is why I feel this way
    I've been most sad: in but (they say)
    A year, or day, you will die.

     

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0