Nature’s Beauty (Cyhydedd Hir)

 

Verdant forest screened
Canopy of green
Mountain vistas seen–
a foggy veil

Waterfalls between
jagged cliffs unseamed
by erosive means–
watery trails

The Cyhydedd Hir, is a Welsh poetry form. Here is the format for writing a Cyhydedd Hir:
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 pattern from stanza to stanza.

Restore Plea

Layers of sadness forestall calm thought

Release blighted day to bright tomorrow

Renew amnesiac regret

Unglue morbid sorrow

Clear accounts deep in dept

Restore time, now stalled

Unseal eyes with future blind

Remove inky black-walled

    TORTURE—

Renew happy hopes, once mine

♠♠♠

Often I wish that I could go back in time and erase mistakes.  I was full of these feelings when I wrote this poem.