Wednesday, October 26

Welsh Humour?

A dental check-up looms today,
and soon I will be on my way
to display my molars for him.

I'm hoping there will be good news,
for who in their right mind would choose
to maybe lose their sparkling grin?


Grace is keeping our brains active today, by introducing us to another Welsh poetic form, the Cywydd Llosgyrnog, which I can't pronounce...

However, I can understand the rhyme scheme and the following explanation.


 *******A
*******A
**a***B
*******C
*******C
**c***B

A second building block in the "cywydd" meter, this format is written using sestets.  The poem itself can be of any number of stanzas, but each stanza has a strict meter, containing two eight-syllable couplets and two interlacing rhymes on the third and sixth lines.  The third and sixth lines also rhyme with one another.

15 comments:

  1. What a light-hearted approach you have chosen - though for one who has had recent tangles with dentists, all too close to home.

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  2. Fun! You make the form look easier than it is.

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  3. I've been having a hard time with this form, so perhaps I should take my cue from you and go lighthearted with it.
    Nicely done (although I'd change "loose" to "lose" unless you mean "it's a loose tooth".)

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  4. Oops! Thanks, Kay, you're a pal!

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  5. I can't even begin to think about this form - addled brain after having six grandchildren staying for a few days.
    So, well done, you:-)

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  6. Ive just been to the dentist,need a clean and 2 fillings.ahhh.

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  7. Commiserations imac - so far, all I need is a clean...

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  8. Great poem to a rather difficult sounding meter. Well done!

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  9. A serious and revered Welsh poetical form and you choose to make a mockery of it. You'll never be welcome in Llandudno again...

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  10. love it! don't forget to floss!

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  11. No kidding... I would love to hear how that is pronounced! ha ha --

    And you are so clever with your rhyming!

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  12. Good to see a bit of Welsh creeping in! :)

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  13. There's absolutely no answer to that, Jinksy!

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  14. All of you are writing such gloriously bouncy things. I'm so pleased with the response. :D

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  15. Oh I got scared just looking at this pic:) Hope the visit went well:)

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