General Poetry posted February 20, 2019


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The Awdl Gynt

Rubella

by Dolly'sPoems


A spot appeared, I wondered why,
I didn’t cry or sob.
Mum was concerned, as time went by,
I sighed when my throat throbbed.
A few more spots, my eye had spied,
now covered by red blobs outside,
I saw my face and nearly died,
by measles I’d been mobbed!


 


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Another poem for my childrens poetry book.

The awdl gynt rhyme scheme. The poem is divided into 'cycles'. Each cycle is in three parts: 1. A quatrain of alternating iambic tetrameter/trimeter (common metre), 2. A tercet of iambic tetrameter. 3. A single line of iambic trimeter. The form relies on cross rhyme on given syllables in addition to end rhyme. In the graphic diagram below each syllable is represented by a letter. Syllables marked 'x' are not required to rhyme, elsewhere like syllables rhyme. Near rhyme and assonance are acceptable.

x x x x x x x a
x x x a x b
x x x x x x x a
x a x x x b
x x x x x x x c
x x x x x x x c
x x x x x x x c
x x x c x b

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