What a warm, beautiful day!
Garden beckons me to play.
I peruse the interplay:
greens, pinks, whites, reds: a bouquet:
happy, joyful escapeway.
Birds singing, musical way.
Interplay garden, sun’s rays.
Today I tried my hand at a Welsh form of poetry called the cyrch a chwta (kirch-a-chóo-tah ) The basic guidelines consist of the following:
-octave or eight line stanzas
-seven syllables per line
-lines 1-6 and 8 share the same end rhyme
-line 7 cross rhymes with line 8 (internally) on either the third, fourth, or fifth syllable
Hint: picking a versatile end rhyme that can carry seven or eight lines is the key to this form.