Cywydd Llosgyrnog Notes

About the Jez of It

Another Welsh form, the Cywydd Llosgyrnog is a syllabic-based form with internal rhymes. It is a 6-line stanza. Lines 1, 2, 4, and 5 are 8-syllables in length with 1 and 2 sharing an end rhyme and lines 4 and 5 sharing an end rhyme. Lines 3 and 6 have 7-syllable lines and end rhyme with each other, plus line 3 has an internal rhyme with lines 1 and 2 and similarly, line 6 has an internal rhyme with lines 4 and 5



Bendith y Mamau by Jez Farmer

She is speaking, our Great Mother
Not blessings or love to smother
Her other messages unheard
Now comes the suffering of Man
The goddess doing what she can
Now humans must hear her word

The time has come, many will die
Still too many are asking why
The lady’s cry heard too late

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