It seems Celtic poetry forms are the order of the day just now. This one, the straight one-rhymed ‘englyn unodl union’ was shown to me by Sally J. Blackmore and consists of four lines of ten, six, seven and seven syllables. The seventh, eighth or ninth syllable of the first line introduces the rhyme and this is repeated on the last syllable of the other three lines. The part of the first line after the rhyme alliterates with the first part of the second line. There is more Celtic poetry to come as K. McGee is writing about awdl gywydd’s this week.
Boxing Hare ~ an Englyn
Boxing, racy, hatted hare, mad in March,
Much startled air. Take care!
Long ears and nostrils full flare,
Strong limbs, swift, free, outrun scare.
Polly Robinson © 2012