Poetic Forms: Gwawdodyn

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

There are two common versions of the gwawdodyn. Both 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 rhyming word or phrase somewhere within the third line that pairs with the end of the third line. In the other version, the internal rhyme of the third line works with an internal rhyme in the fourth line. Both feature the rhyming word in the middle of the third line though. Whichever version you decide on I’m sure you’ll have fun with this form.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

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  1. Well now, you’ve issued me a new challenge. I’ll get back to you on this soon — I hope.

  2. Thanks for sharing! I have been trying my hand at some new poetic forms recently and posted a Gwawdoyn on my blog this week in case you have time to look? Have a good weekend, Sam 🙂


  3. This was my attempt – I have been working my way through a book of new poetic forms :)!



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