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Tawddgyrch Cadwynog: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the tawddgyrch cadwynog, a Welsh poetic form.

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the tawddgyrch cadwynog, a Welsh poetic form.

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Tawddgyrch Cadwynog Poems

The tawddgyrch cadwynog is a Welsh poetic form with at least two quatrains and recurring end rhymes. Here are the guidelines:

  • Composed of pairs of quatrains (or four-line stanzas).
  • Each pair of quatrains rhyme abbc/abbc.
  • Four syllables per line.

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Here’s my attempt at an tawddgyrch cadwynog:

fee, by Robert Lee Brewer

give me one thing
or maybe two
that's red or blue
and just for me

and i will sing
a song so true
that even you
will feel set free

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