My 2nd Byr a Thoddaid
Creaking; I sit; is that my back? Shifting old office chair a crack; Base squeaking, as I tilt backwards a bit - With wit whetting my words. Poems come 'tween work assignments. Concepts clear as I refine 'em; Keyboard, clack-clacking, shapes dark produces - Nooses loosened escape. Fugitives run through our office; Colleagues somehow(?) see naught amiss. I marshal thoughts, whooping, into verses - Their cursing they shall rue!
A Welsh syllabic quatrain form. It consists of two couplets, either of which can appear as the first couplet of the stanza. One couplet consists of two eight-syllable lines that rhyme with each other. The other couplet consists of one ten-syllable line and one six-syllable line. The ten-syllable line has a rhyme before the end in the seventh, eighth, or ninth syllable that rhymes with the end of the six-syllable line. Syllables after the rhyme will have some correspondence with the beginning of the six-syllable line. This correspondence might be alliteration, rhyme or assonance.
A byr a thoddaid verse might look like:
Where the 1 represents the association through assonance, alliteration, or rhyme; the “a” and “b” are the more normal rhymes.
Let’s write poetry together!
When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.–Ben Harper (b. 1969)
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