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Tinker posted a topic in Welsh VerseExplore the Craft of Writing Poetry Welsh Verse Features of the Welsh Meters Welsh Codified Divisions Englyn proest gadwynog én-glin proyst ga-doy-nóg cadwyn or (chain of half-rhyme), the 8th codified Official Welsh Meter, an Englyn, is verse that employs both alternating full rhyme which half rhymes with the alternating full rhymes. To complicate things further no half rhyme may occur within the lines. The elements of the englyn proest gadwynog are: stanzaic, written in a chain of quatrains. syllabic, 7 syllable lines. rhymed, each line half rhymes with the next line and fully rhymes with the next. L1 and L3 fully rhyme with each other, L2 and L4 half rhyme with the rhyme of L1 and L3 and should fully rhyme with each other. The full rhymes of L1 and L3 half rhyme with the full rhyme of L1 and L3. chained, the last word of the stanza begins the next stanza. x x x x x x A x x x x x x a x x x x x x A x x x x x x a a x x x x x B x x x x x x b x x x x x x B x x x x x x b Kael or war koler euraid Karw Edwart mewn kaer ydwyd Kael o ebolion lonaid Kann ystabl yt, kwnstabl wyd. --- Dafydd Nanmor Warrior Woman by Judi Van Gorder Desired by all who've seen the royal fighting woman, Gweneviere the Warrior Queen, behold, King Arthur's chosen. Chosen from the very best appearing out from the mist stand beside him in his quest join Camelot's wedding feast. Feast of victory and peace lady takes her rightful place in time see injustice cease royals joined in married bliss. The Desert Palm by Stephen Arndt Like an upright spine, your trunk Grows as straight as any plank And, with roots so deeply sunk, Towers upwards, lean and lank. Lank as well, your long, green leaves, Ranged in spirals, spend their lives Capping a crown that receives But rare drops of rain, yet thrives. Thrive serene in heartless heat, Poised upon your peaceful height; See us speed our hurried feet, Watch us flee in hasty flight. Flight or fight of little ants Scrapping over scant amounts Thus must seem our frantic dance When you total our accounts.