Homage to the Cote d’Or

A new challenge for me this week, in the shape of a Celtic short poetry form, the Englyn.There are a number of different versions, I have chosen the easiest, the Englyn unodl union, consisting of four lines of ten, six, seven and seven syllables. The seventh, eighth or ninth syllable of the first line introduces the rhyme and this is repeated on the last syllable of the other three lines.

I decided to write about one of my passions, wine. I love a fine red Burgundy, alas not something I get to drink much of! Here goes for the draft (and a hastily scrawled drawing!), still needs some tweaking to get the best rhythm……

Homage to the Cote d’Or
Luscious, silky smooth and fine, sensual,
ethereal, divine,
flavour exquisite, sublime,
everything I want in wine.

Am posting this for Open Link night at dVerse today.

20 comments

  1. nice…i like dessert wines….reisling in particular when i take it…

  2. nice…love me a good glass of wine…red wine..cabernet when i have the choice…smiles..interesting form as well

    • Yes, I enjoyed this form, but it was a challenge to get the write not to feel contrived…scrapped more than a few versions on the way, and I still feel this could be better!

  3. Beautiful – and so true. Sue, would you consider hosting this form for our next FormForAll on September 13? You can let me know @ – gaycannon@yahoo.com. The article should 1K words or less and you may attach your own illustrations. Hope so. I didn’t know about this form and I’m looking for new ones!

  4. And that is what counts, that it is everything that counts, that it gives you such pleasure to taste/ drink it. Very nice.

  5. What fun ~ well done Sue ~ fab to see you’ve been asked to host a dVerse too ~ thrilled for you 🙂

  6. Oh, the Cote d’Or…I love it, too. Your poem is beautiful.

  7. Clever and fun to read – an interesting form that I know nothing about – just great! K

  8. Very cool drawing, fun poem. Where’s my glass? k.

  9. hedgewitch

    Simple but effective. I’ve been missing my wine while dieting–this really brought it home.

  10. Oooh, I like that! Justs rolls right out. Can’t wait to try that form. Thanks!

  11. Found you via Polly’s suggestion to see what you came up with for this interesting form…I kind of like these short forms where you try to pack a punch with a few choice syllables…well done.

  12. Thanks, like the fact you think it rolls right out, I worked hard to have it not feel contrived, perhaps it worked?

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