Poison, or: Ambrosia

A Cywydd Llosgyrnog

What once was surely sight unseen,
Today's bards verse without caffeine.
Their minds keen, while mine's blurry.
My mornings ~ always viscous slogs
'Til I've oiled old, unwilling cogs,
Mind defogged and deflurried.

21 thoughts on “Poison, or: Ambrosia”

  1. Very clever verse, David. I admire the rhymes and find the poem relatable. I have (mostly) given up caffeine because of heart issues. Since swearing off caffeine a couple of years ago, I find that even a cup of caffeinated tea at lunchtime may keep me awake at night! That’s pretty potent fuel! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Take care! โค

  2. Hehe! My verses (caffeinated) would be more like a Droighneach and a Dandizette had a child raised by wolves. It would likely be monstrous and bite indiscriminately!! It is best I stay away from that particular poison…

  3. โ€œVerse without caffeineโ€?! Utter blasphemy David! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ ๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜›Whatโ€™s this madness??!! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿคจ

  4. I definitely need another cup of tea if I’m going to attempt to pronounce the Welsh poetry style “Cywydd llosgyrnog.” Maybe three.
    But nicely crafted words. I’ll admit, I tried to read the definition of the stanzas/lines of verse and how they are built into the meter, but it is beyond the limits of my poetic understanding. If it’s not a limerick (which I struggled to spell correctly) or a Haiku, I don’t know very much about it. That said, kudos for tangling the topic of Caffeinated Preferred Poison using tricky ancient verse!

  5. For anyone who wishes to know:
    In Wales, the language is phonetic, but that the letters are pronounced differently and that means W is “oo”, Y is “u”, DD is “th”, U is “ee”, but I’d have to show you the sounds that mean LL and CH. ๐Ÿ™‚

          1. It was very strange at first, as I read all the signs wrong, but once I knew the code I got it. Therefore, Mynachlog-ddu ~ “Mun ah log thee” and Maenclochog ~ “Mine cloH og” ๐Ÿ‘ก and who cannot love Llandissilio? ๐Ÿฅณ

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