Saturdays and Sundays are usually writing days (when they aren't SCA event days), so this blog will usually be quiet on weekends. But since I'm just getting started, I'll post a couple of tidbits from my back files.
Welsh poetry tends to be syllabic rather than strong-stress (another post!). The following is in a Japanese syllabic form called tanka, which some of us enjoy playing with on one of my yahoo lists. The syllables per line fall in a 5-7-5-7-7 pattern. Here's one:
Thoughts on writing history
Blood, sweat, fear, sharp steel,
the screams of men and horses -
these make a battle:
but the poet's voice after
makes the undying legend.
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