Soaring (Cyhydedd Hir)

Soar with me my dear
in commingled spheres!
Shatter without fear;
Bodies entwined.

Together we steer,
ardently sincere,
soul to soul adhere;
Essence combined.


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.

Coitus (Tanka)

We are one tonight

Skin on skin as you thrust in

Interlocked together

Writhing in coital delight

Carry me to blissful heights

Tanka:  an unrhymed Japenese poem with 5 lines in a 5/7/5/7/7 syllable structure.  I took great liberties with theme and rhyme.