My Sunset Haiku as a Sunset Englyn

My Sunset Haiku [1] as a Sunset Englyn [2]


A green flash from the setting sun - and night

Now sea and sky are one

Dusk from the gold orb is spun

Thus this mystic day is done





Where sea and sky meet

                a green flash from the set sun

Lighting distant shores



The Welsh englyn unodl union is a straight one-rhymed englyn consisting 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.

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Sat 3rd Nov 2018 02:56

Roedd Thomas Cennech Davies yn bregethwr a bardd adnabyddus o gymoedd Cymru. Bu'n frawd i Rhys John Davies aelod undeb llafur Prydeinig ac aelod o'r Blaid Lafur yn gwasanaethu yn y Llywodraeth Lafur gyntaf yn 1924.

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Fri 2nd Nov 2018 13:00

Mae barddoniaeth yn Gymreag yn gymleth iawn,byth wedi myned i fewn i gyfansoddi yn fy iaith enedigol.Mae cadair a ennillwyd gan perthynas i mi yn eisteddfod yn fy nhy nawr gan Cennech Davies a'r ysgrifen ar y gadair "CADAIR PAPUR PAWB 1902 "Ennillodd llawer i gadair yn ei hanes o gystadlu.

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Wed 23rd May 2018 13:24

Google translate? They'll never know ?

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Chris Armstrong

Wed 23rd May 2018 12:35

I think the Eisteddfod bards might frown on an englyn written in English!

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Wed 23rd May 2018 08:21

thanks for the explanation Chris - have you thought about entering the Eisteddfod? You could become WoL's official Bard. I often wonder how these different writing techniques came to be. Like most traditions they seem to have their roots in some very foggy mists of time. I came across this article about the Eisteddfod which gives an interesting account of its beginnings under 'How did it start'.
All the best, Colin.

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