I remembered her smile most of all when I was lost and without her .
Written in the old Welsh Englyn style

the Radiance Within Your Smile by M.A.Meddings

The Englyn is purely Welsh Celtic origin used by Druid Bards at Eisttedfodds
It counts syllables in quatrain formed stanzas.
it has a total of 30 syllables per stanza and they are broken as this

1st line ten syllables stazas,
2nd line 6 syllables
3rd and 4th lines 7 syllables each

The sixth syllable of the first line defines the ryhming pattern of the end syllable in the 2nd, 3rd , and 4th lines

The radiance within  your smile,  my soul
And how could  I begin
To paint  the joy that is in 
The love that I  wouldst win 

How could I not love you just like this
When each  thing that you do
Reminds me of gentle you
And in darkness sees me through

Thus even in absence  I dream of you
And helplessly wait whence
You purloin  my heart and thence 
Go  to find this love intense 

For my words render true trembling  heart
These thoughts  I  may not rue
Concluded mind still yet drew
The simple fact I love you  


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Written on 2007-01-06 at 21:49

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simply exquisite...your romantic spirit envelops me Michael

Phyllis J. Rhodes
If one could actually fall in love with a poem, then I have.

Christoffer Waye
Wow, there is so much passion in this poem, that I miss my own loved one even more !

great Poem Meddings!


Pure romantic hero style in an unusual and ancient poetic form. Great job, hero!

yes a true romantic poem is the word and so beautiful feelings that are depicted in this poem ..... and with an interesting verse

not one line in this love is one too many ..each of them speak of a beautiful love..

very well done

Rob Graber
PS: "Radiance" surely, my good man? (title and line 1) :-,?

Rob Graber
Fascinating! Thanks for the info and exemplar!

Kathy Lockhart
i enjoy your historical knowledge as well as your poetic talents. This has combined the two in a beautiful poem of love.

this is a most unusual form, i admit it surprised me, but your poetry is, as usual, perfect!
Lilly xxxxx