For St David’s Day, ie Dydd Gŵyl Dewi, a re-post of my poem Boxing Hare to the Celtic poetry form, the straight one-rhymed ‘englyn unodl union’. This 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.
A good way to celebrate the day.
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