a rainbow in words- 4th

No Laughing Matter

It was a simple splash of red
But it made me pause, turn my head
Peering I read, words confused
Donuts for life, I wondered why
Was there a humourist nearby
I might just cry, I’m bemused

It was a simple splash of red
But it made me pause, turn my head
Peering I read, words confused
Donuts for life, I wondered why
Was there a humourist nearby
I might just cry, not amused

© NopeNotPam

Cywydd Llosgyrnog

Besides the spelling of the name, a poet can figure out this is a Welsh form pretty quick because it’s a syllabic-based form with internal rhymes. Here’s the structure of this six-line form (with the letters acting as syllables and the a’s, b’s, and c’s signifying rhymes:

1-xxxxxxxa
2-xxxxxxxa
3-xxxaxxb
4-xxxxxxxc
5-xxxxxxxc
6-xxxcxxb

So lines 1, 2, 4, and 5 are 8 syllables in length with lines 1 and 2 rhyming as well as lines 4 and 5. Lines 3 and 6 have 7 syllables and rhyme with each other; plus, line 3 has an internal rhyme with lines 1 and 2 while line 6 has an internal rhyme with lines 4 and 5. No other rules as far as subject matter or meter.

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