Englyn Cyrch

The englyn cyrch (pronounced "en-glyn keerk") is a Welsh verse form. It consists of 4-line stanzas that have seven syllables per line. The rhyme scheme is AABA, and there is a cross-rhyme with B midway in line 4.

Englyn Cyrch


Classical Englyn Cyrch


Who will win eisteddfod purse?
Trying englyn cyrch-type verse,
Senex hopes that he will be
First... to see the others curse.

Aelia: an Englyn Cyrch

Martial was quick to poke fun;
Aelia's teeth are now done.
Two coughing fits took their toll;
Now, bless her soul, there are none!

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