Lifetrails (Cyhydedd Hir)

 

Verdant forest trails,
follow hill and dale
to vistas unveiled;
Lifepaths unwrapped.

Rugged cliffs to scale.
Choice, push on or bail;
continue or fail?
Lifecourse unmapped.

♥♥♥

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.

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.