Awdl Gywydd Notes

About the Jez of It

A Welsh form, the Awdl Gywydd consists of four-line stanzas, each line containing seven syllables.
The last syllable of lines 1 and 3 rhyme with the 3rd-5th syllable of their following lines. The 2nd and 4th lines also rhyme.

xxxxxxa
xxaxxxb
xxxxxxc
xxcxxxb

Example

Afanc and the Fool by Jez Farmer

A mysterious creature
Said to lure the fools to swim
The pretty pool at Conwy
Don’t see the fate of such whim

But land of legends calls wild
Eyes of child see the delight
Betws-y-Coed calls me
Daring me to swim tonight

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