The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/, threw out a real challenge in their ‘Croeso i Gymru!’ post, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2011/10/croeso-i-gymru.html. They want us to write an awdl gywydd: a Welsh poetry form with seven-syllable lines and a rhyming scheme of
This should be no hill for a stepper, but I find I really dislike the seven-syllable lines, and the rhyming scheme is more difficult than I first imagined.
This time of day is fine for
tea and more. It need not fly.
The clock’s swift hands come undone.
They’ve begun to kindly lie.
Every hour has come to know
the happy glow of your smile,
your wink, your style of sweet wet
kiss I sometimes get. We while
away the hours in love’s bliss;
a much used twist, to stretch still
more the times we often share
with care; our love to instill.