Rhupunt Notes

A Welsh form, the Rhupunt has some variability but is still governed by rigid form rules.

Can be written in lines or stanzas of 3 to 5 sections
Each section has 4 syllables
All but the final section rhyme with each other
The final section of each line or stanza rhymes with the final section of the other lines or stanzas


Pwyll and Rhiannon by JezzieG

Old Celtic tales echo o’er vales Pwyll, prince of Wales called for one year
To take the place in Arawn’s space with foes to face, no time for fear

Enemies slayed he meets a maid and with her laid their wedding bed
A son was born from parents torn until the dawn of truth be said

2 thoughts on “Rhupunt Notes

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s