Gwawdodyn: Belief

Desperation aids faith through belief
Mystical hope can welcome relief
But suffering sin, is an act within
Nothing but time helps release the grief

Quatrain form with an ab rhyme scheme.
The gwawdodyn is a Welsh poetic form with a of couple variations. However, both versions are comprised of quatrains (4-line stanzas) that have a 9/9/10/9 syllable pattern and matching end rhymes on lines 1, 2, and 4. The variations are made 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.
In both cases, the rhyme starts somewhere in the middle of the third line and it is a unique rhyme to the end rhyme in lines 1, 2, and 4.

The poem above is of the first version.

Weekly Theme:
Welsh Poetry Forms

15 thoughts on “Gwawdodyn: Belief

    1. Thank you for the reblog, it doesn’t happen often. I derive great joy from knowing I’ve written something that someone not only wants to read, but also share.


    1. I don’t know, I should probably look that up πŸ˜‚
      The second version has lines 1 2 and 4 rhyming. The 3rd line has an internal rhyme with the middle of the fouth line.

      All these forms can be made much longer, I just didn’t have the skill or patience.


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