An Attempt at an Awdl Gywydd Poem

 

An Awdl Gywydd poem is a poetic form found in Welsh literature.  These are the rules of the form:

There are four lines per stanza

Each line contains seven syllables

The final syllable of the first and third lines rhyme with the 3rd-5th syllable of the following lines respectively

The second and fourth lines need to rhyme.

 

This is a link to the page which does a better job explaining it as well as has much better written examples can be found here:

https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/awdl-gywydd-poetic-forms

 

Here is my attempt at two stanzas, warts and all.


Trying a new poetry form

The words swarm into their line

Can I make this poem work?

Crafting takes guesswork and time

 

Hope I leave you with a smile

The trial was not too bad

This Welsh poem type is strange

Where the rhymes exchange a tad

 

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Trial (an acrostic poem)

Tribulations were the least of Lydia’s worries

Racing against the end of days was a real thing

If she was successful, everyone would survive

And if she failed, well, that really wasn’t an option

Lifting her eyes to seek whatever divine help she could she entered the fray

 

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Trial (an acrostic poem)

The fact the jury was hung was not lost on Clyde

Really his defense had done a number on the prosecution’s case

It made even him doubt he had done it

All he needed now were those dupes in the other room to finish the deal

Last thing he saw coming was that guilty verdict

 

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Aftermath (an acrostic poem) Part 3

After the Max’s trial, Cindy felt vindicated

Finally life could get back to normal

That normal of course would include a baby

Everything up till this moment had been focused on getting back at Max

Reality of what was next was now settling in

Motherhood with the father locked out of their life

Alyssa had volunteered to help, something about how Cindy had saved her

That had confused Cindy, but she was thankful for the company

Her baby kicked her, reminding Cindy that it was time for life to go on