- Sue Judd @ d’Verse teaches us about the Welsh poem form called an “Englyn“. Being Welsh, I though I’d have fun and try to write more than one.
- Englyn should mock or praise or mock.
- Praise: So my first three englyn praise my wonderful daughter (10 years old) who unfortunately, this summer, contracted a rare auto-immune disorder (‘ITP’) which destroy’s her own blood platelets — causing bleeding. No treatments have yet worked, but yesterday, suddenly her blood count doubled on its own! Although still low, you can imagine our joy. But as life always does, my daughters’ joy was complicated: She crawled into our bed crying and telling us her pet gerbil, “Grace”, died. Sniffle.
- Mock: The last three englyn mock poets, voters and myself (“old fart”).
- Gay introduced 3 of the 8 types of Englynion (pl.). I tried all three and have labeled them for readers remember the form:
- Englyn milwr (Soldier’s Englyn): ITP, Grace, Needles, Elections
- Englyn penfyr (short-ended Englyn): Poems
- Englyn unodl union (straight one-rhymed Englyn): Old Farts