Cyhydedd Fer: The Way

Menial tasks to fill the days
Fists or copper to pave our ways

The mindless amble as we drift
Empty handed into the rift

Temptation draws wandering eyes
Where deceit bathes in murky lies

While the body revels in play
The soul never loses its way


The cyhydedd fer is a Welsh couplet (or 2-line stanza) form with 8 syllables per line.


Weekly Theme:
Welsh Poetry Forms


21 thoughts on “Cyhydedd Fer: The Way

  1. Hi Mouse, This is the first Welsh poetry I’ve read. Very nice, but sad. Your lines, “The mindless amble as we drift
    Empty handed into the rift” remind me that my post today is on goals. I hope you’ll come by in a little while when it goes live and leave me a comment, or better, play along with a poem response to a quote. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great day. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Hi Marsha. Thank you.
      I was playing with the idea of life wasted chasing trivial pursuits.
      I’ll definately stop by the moment I’m finished typing this response ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. I love Seth Goodinโ€™s quote. It feels good to have trivial pursuit, or at least we think it might. Then you have a life of ease and donโ€™t have a clue what to do. Then boredom sets I

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    1. It is a little more direct.
      Thank you. I’ve played with this form in the past and it has always read well.
      Good luck. Looking forward to your take ๐Ÿ‘

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