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Cornish Englynion!

As it’s St. Patrick’s Day (and he’s on record as swearing in Welsh), I thought I’d send you all do-it-yourself instructions for writing englynion in Cornish. Click on the word Bardhas, and up will come a highly tasteful pdf.

Bardhas – 01

These tiny haiku-like poems have been popular with the P-Celtic branch for centuries. Some people have even perpetrated the odd one in English – wisely, usually anonymously:

An englyn to write in Engish – is hard,

They say: oh how foolish!

One now and then when I wish

I amply can accomplish.