Poetic Forms: The Gwawdodyn

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

The gwawdodyn is a Welsh form of poetry. There are two common versions of this form. Both versions are composed of quatrains that consist of a  9/9/10/9 syllable pattern. The 1st, 2nd, and 4th lines have matching end rhymes. The two versions vary in that third line. One version has an internal rhyme within the third line. So there’s a rhyme somewhere within the third line with the end rhyme on the third line. The other version has an internal rhyme within the third line that rhymes with an internal rhyme in the fourth line. Both feature the rhyming word in the middle of the third line though. Pick out one of your obsessions off that list you’ve been keeping and get to rhyming BTs.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

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