A Welsh form an Awdl Gywydd: In summary: • Four lines • Seven syllables per line • The final syllable of the first and third lines rhyme with the 3rd 5th syllable of the following lines • 2nd & 4th lines rhyme. Useful Weblinks: https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/awdl-gywydd-poetic-forms https://allpoetry.com/list/76449-Welsh-form–Awdl-gywydd https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awdl https://www.volecentral.co.uk/vf/awdl.htm
Ghost Mill, revisited Again grooved granite mill-stones grind formless flour from coarse grain. The brake wheel clanks; the wind thrums an untuned refrain. How Did It Go? I had not heard of the Bob and Wheel and enjoyed spending some time researching the form – this led me to revisit Sir Gawain and the Green … Continue reading TheWombwellRainbow #PoeticFormChallenge #Bob And Wheel was last week’s chosen form. Join Robert Frede Kenter , Tim Fellows, Marian Christie, Jane Dougherty, and I.
“Spirits of the Night” On dark moonless nights, star-shine unveils purple daytime forest shade.Shadow trees, leaf-whisper in song. In dreams, I dance alone.Deep sky reflects my soul-spirit, loneliness, my chaperone. Here is the link to my post: https://colleenmchesebro.com/2022/10/22/spirits-of-the-night-sijo/ How Did It Go? I tried my first sijo… and I admit it was a bit intimidating. … Continue reading #TheWombwellRainbow #PoeticFormChallenge #Sijo was last week’s chosen form. Join Tim Fellows, Jane Dougherty, Louise Longson, Colleen M. Chesebro.
Korean #sijo • 3 lines in length, averaging 14-16 syllables per line (for a poem total of 44-46 syllables). • Ln 1 introduces situation/theme • Ln 2 develops theme with more detail or “turn” • Ln 3 is a “twist” and conc. Useful Weblinks https://www.masterclass.com/articles/how-to-write-sijo-poetry https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/sijo-poetic-form
Drinking Song from the Bowery – A Dizain. Of all the consequences since that time,Divide them into copper pipes and spoons,From door to doorway, we knocked back the wine,Sat on a hill in a park to cast runes.Spinning the questionable echoing tunes,Watching that Autumn leaves tumble, broken,We were dead to each other, rough-spokenGhost crowds, not … Continue reading TheWombwellRainbow #PoeticFormChallenge #Dizain was last week’s chosen form. Robert Frede Kenter, Jane Dougherty, Tim Fellows, Jane Dougherty, Spriha Kant, Sheryl Lynch, and myself.
Another French form. Here are the basic rules of the dizain: ⚫ One 10-line stanza ⚫ 10 syllables per line • Employs the following rhyme scheme: a b a b b c c d c d Helpful Websites https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/160221482/posts/6465 https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/116093637/posts/24348