Love Me, Love Me Not, a Cyrch-a-Chwata Welsh form

ball eight 2

 

 

A quest for some sort of sign–

Ordinary or divine;

“We’ll be lovers or benign?”

Shake that black orb one more time:

“Pursue or merely resign?”

The ball gives “No Clue”, ‘tis fine

“Seek answers online we go,”

Eight Ball, gives a “NO”, denied.

 

© Lemuel

26 April, 2018

Notes

Cyrch-a-Chwta

  • Ancient Welsh poetic form, “kirch-a-chóo-tah” (two rhyme a chwta).
  • Attributed to Einion Offeiriad (c.1320-c.1349) a Welsh bard and grammarian.
  • Octave stanza , 8-line stanza for this form.
  • 7 syllables per line.
  • The rhyme matrix:

x x x x x x A
x x x x x x A
x x x x x x A
x x x x x x A
x x x x x x A
x x x x x x A
x x x x x x B
x x B x x x A
(B can shift position slightly)

 

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