Cywydd Llosgyrnog: The Arrow

With a trained eye on the target
an archer’s firing stance preset
the heart inset let free flies
No longer with control or sway
he must trust the arrow not stray
and find the way where home lies


Lines 1, 2, 4, and 5 are 8 syllables in length with lines 1 and 2 rhyming as well as lines 4 and 5. Lines 3 and 6 have 7 syllables and rhyme with each other; plus, line 3 has an internal rhyme with lines 1 and 2 while line 6 has an internal rhyme with lines 4 and 5. There are no other rules as far as subject matter or meter.


Weekly Theme:
Welsh Poetry Forms


28 thoughts on “Cywydd Llosgyrnog: The Arrow

    1. So do I. I’ve been telling myself I need to practice. Welsh and Irish poetry, which I’m doing in the coming weeks, are some of the most intricate forms.
      Have fun πŸ‘

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      1. 😁 you did an excellent job though using this strict form, not easy on. I read it an said β€œforget about it”.

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  1. Bloody hell mouse! This form of poetry is so complicated, it’s amazing that you’ve found any room to express yourself artistically. Well done!

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    1. Thanks! It’s like a maze, you just hope the starting words or idea you’ve chosen fit.
      This is only the beginning, I have more complex forms coming. Hold on to your butts.

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      1. I still have trouble judging people and their response πŸ˜‰πŸ’š
        You know how it is, you expect something to be well received and it falls flat.

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      2. Oh absolutely.

        I’m always genuinely curious about the other way round too.
        Like sometimes I’ll post some ‘throw away’ lines (to bulk out my posts if nothing else) and it goes down an absolute storm!

        The joys of writing I guess πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ–€

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