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An Englyn.

Post by Ven » Sat Jan 10, 2004 4:42 am

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THE ENGLYN ~ An example of Welsh Poetry. :cool: :mrgreen:

The Englyn is a quatrain that consists of thirty syllables in the form of ten, six, seven and seven syllable lines respectively.
The sixth syllable of the first line introduces the rhyme and the last word of following three lines rhyme with it.


EXAMPLE ;

The look upon your face, your placid smile, (10)
your beauty and your grace (6)
conceal the hurt without trace. (7)
Unburden in my embrace. (7)

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Assessment

Post by burdick » Fri Jan 16, 2004 3:59 am

Assessment

The gold of evening sun, I spent poorly.
Some tasks remain undone.
Others I have not yet begun.
Still, better some done than none!
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Post by Ven » Fri Jan 16, 2004 5:32 am

The gold of evening sun, I spent poorly. (10)
Many tasks remain undone. (7) ~ should be six syllables
Others I have not yet begun. (8) ~ should be seven syllables
Still, better some done than none! (7)


Nice try Burdick,

If you were to change "many" to "some" in line two and drop the word "yet" from line three it would be a perfect example. :wink:

The second and third lines both contain one syllable to many.

Example;

The gold of evening sun, I spent poorly. (10)
Some tasks remain undone. (6)
Others I have not begun. (7)
Still, better some done than none! (7)
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Post by burdick » Fri Jan 16, 2004 6:15 am

thanks!

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Post by Tom Watson » Fri Jan 16, 2004 6:17 am

A Question of Faith

Crying your life to me, I hear in awe,
And ask, how can this be?
The joy I clearly see
survives through your misery.
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Post by Ven » Fri Jan 16, 2004 11:15 am

Your welcome burdick :wink:

Nice job Dr. Watson :thumbsup:
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Post by moonflower » Sun Jan 18, 2004 9:15 am

these look fun!..ok i wanna try one..

wishful eyesight

flower-scented soft night feels magical
oh look there..to my right!
do i see fairys in flight?
no..its just wishful eyesight..

hey i like these..short and sweet!..
thanks for posting about Englyns ven..i had never heard of them til now..i like them alot!..
inside each soul there is music...let the music play..

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Post by Ven » Sun Jan 18, 2004 11:07 am

A beautiful example Val :thumbsup: :wink:
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Lost Faith

Post by Tom Watson » Sun May 16, 2004 11:19 am

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LOST FAITH

The clouds hop scotched across the graying sky
White pillows quickly lost;
Caught, by a dream-catchers frost
And frozen, to worm-holed cross.
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