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Absence No blue ink stains on my fingers but the yearning that still lingers. It’s been too long since I’ve wondered too many days since I’ve hungered. Today I’ll write a simple rhyme, get back my groove and then in time I’ll dig a way inside of me to find a poem, set it free... ---Judi Van Gorder
Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry Welsh Verse Features of the Welsh Meters Welsh Codified Divisions Cyhydedd fer cuh-hée-dedd ver (short equivalence rhyme), the 14th codified ancient Welsh Meters is a stanzaic Awdl. It is simply couplets in rhymed 8 syllable lines. It is less commonly used by the Welsh who seem to prefer 7 syllable lines. In the ancient poems, these couplets were often multiplied into long stanzas all carrying the same rhyme or employed to present a riddle dyfalu. The elements of the Cyhydedd fer are: written in any number of rhymed couplets. made up of 8 syllable lines. rhymed aa bb cc dd etc. x x x x x x x A x x x x x x x A "in many old Welsh poems, a mood is established by a description of the season of the year…." ---- Introduction to Welsh Poetry Moch dwyreawc huan haf dyfestin maws llafar adar mygyr hear hin me ytwyf eur ddetyf diofyn yn rin mi ytwyf llew rac llu lluch vyg gortin Gorwylyeis nosy n achadw fin Gorlas gwellt didrif dwfyr neud yessin; gordyar eaws awdyl gynneuin Gwylein yn gware are wely lliant. - - - the Gorhoffedd 12th century Absence by Judi Van Gorder No blue ink stains on my fingers but the yearning that still lingers. It's been too long since I've wondered too many days since I've hungered. Today I'll write a simple rhyme, get back my groove and then in time I'll dig a way inside of me to find a poem, set it free. Brick by Brick by Stephen Arndt Rome was rebuilt once brick by brick, One board by board, one stick by stick. While time is tolling nick by nick And clocks are counting tick by tick, A goal now goads me prick by prick: I weigh my word choice pick by pick, And load my lines then lick by lick, While writing rhymes pen click by click. Once taught this trade, learned trick by trick, I raise my Rome up brick by brick.