For reminding and advertising :D
Originally posted on Voices of Poetry & Prose:
For the upcoming Fall Issue of Voices of Poetry & Prose, we will be accepting submissions for two specific poetry forms over the next couple of weeks.
The second poetry form is the Cyhydedd Hir. Here is the format for this poetry form:
- It is an octave stanza (8 lines) made up of two quatrains (4 lines). The syllable count is 5-5-5-4-5-5-5-4 and the rhyming scheme is aaaBaaaB. If you do more than two quatrains the rhyming scheme would be as follows: aaaBaaaBcccDcccD. The five syllable lines all have the same end rhyme and the four syllable lines carry the second rhyme from stanza to stanza.
Here is an example of a Cyhydedd Hir that I wrote:
We are women, brave.
With our words we pave,
the road that will save
us from our past
Hope is now in sight.
Standing strong – we fight.
We shall walk in light.
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