Cywydd deuair hirion ców-idd dyé-ire héer-yon (long-lined couplet), the 10th codified ancient Welsh Meter, aCywydd, alternates rhyme between rising and falling end syllables.
The Cywydd deuair hirion is:
• stanzaic, written in any number of couplets.
• made up of 7 syllable lines,
rhymed, the rhyming syllables traditionally alternate between stressed and unstressed. (“flow” and “follow” might end two consecutive lines, the stressed syllable of flow rhymes with the unstressed syllable of follow). This is contrary to English wherein rhyme normally comes from the stressed syllable.
The wild wind and rain suppress
the dancing leaves in darkness.
—Judi Van Gorder
Artist Eyes by Stephen Arndt
Groups of stars—bare skeletons—
We name as constellations
And flesh them out to full shapes
To fill our nightly skyscapes.
Children watching clouds divine
Animal shapes in outline;
Hikers eye from heights they’ve won
Forms in a rock formation;
In leaf shadows we discern
The makings of a pattern.
The groups we perceive as things
Depend upon the groupings.
We try to connect each dot,
Spot figures in an inkblot,
And though we may not concur
Or see things in like manner,
Still, it seems that we are bent
On finding form in content—
From children to scientists
We all have eyes of artists.
Pasted from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=978
My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.