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    Christmas Poetry Contest Winner 
 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: November 11, 2020      Views: 171

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I am English. I love writing and reading poetry, it is my passion. I have published on Amazon "Dolly's Poems", and I am always looking to improve and learn from others. I look forward to reading your work, kind regards Dolly x

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The Awdl Sonnet
"To Absent Friends" by Dolly'sPoems

This time of year when hearts reflect right back,
it’s not about the sack of gifts from Santa,
unpacking decorations, or a plaque,
or driving home for Christmas to Atlanta.

It’s not about the lighting up of trees,
or baking pies with cheese, or turkey roast,
or tea served hot to quell the snowy freeze,
or popping vintage corks to make a toast.

This year we will be grateful we survived,
and praise the old who've thrived against all odds,
revive a good tradition, pray with pride,
for all those souls in Heaven with our God.

So many empty chairs to comprehend,
at Christmas we will toast to absent friends.

Christmas Poetry
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Author Notes
A Sonnet
Shakespeare's sonnets are written predominantly in a meter called iambic pentameter. Each line of the sonnet consists of ten syllables. The syllables are divided into five pairs called iambs or iambic feet. An iamb is a metrical unit made up of one unstressed syllable followed by one stressed syllable. The rhymes scheme is a,b,a,b; c,d,c,d; e,f,e,f, gg.

The Awdl Sonnet
The same format as above but with an additional Awdl included. See below.
Awdl, in Welsh verse, is a long ode written in a complex system of alliteration and internal rhyme, the awdl was, by the 15th century, the vehicle for many outstanding Welsh poems. Assonance is acceptable for the internal rhyming, as long as the sound is maintained.

The extra rhyming complex as follows:

x x x x x x x x x a
x x x x x a x x x b
x a x x x x x x x a
x x x x x x x x x b

x x x x x x x x x c
x x x x x c x x x d
x c x x x x x x x c
x x x x x x x x x d

x x x x x x x x x e
x x x x x e x x x f
x e x x x x x x x e
x x x x x x x x x f

x x x x x x x x x g
x x x x x x x x x g


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