The Englyn Unodl Union

Originated from Wales, The Englyn Unodl Union is a syllabic, four-line, three-stanza poem. The first line of each stanza plays a vital role in determining the rhyming scheme of the rest of the stanza.

The structure is: * * * * * * A * * * (The asterisks stand for syllables; A stands for the rhyme scheme, called A-rhyme). The syllables after the A-rhyme are called gair cyrch.

In other words, these are the features of this form:

Most times, we might wait for war, but it’s here,
and it’s clear we are far
from understanding how far
we are from ending this war.



  1. The submitted poem must have a title (Keep it simple with no punctuation marks; all words more than 3 letters must be capitalised)
  2. There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit-though only the first submitted poem will be qualified for contention.
  3. Previously published or plagiarised works will not be considered for contention.
  4. Poems found to have been shared on another platform or blog before the declaration of results stand disqualified from the event, and the writer of such content stands to be disqualified for the next Penmancy event.
  5. In case a poem is received after the submission deadline, it shall be considered as a guest entry and shall not qualify for the event.
  6. Entries that don’t follow rules will be published and shared on the page and group but are disqualified for winning.

Winning criteria:

The announcement of winners may be postponed or preponed depending on the number of entries received.

The winners of the event shall receive a copy of ‘The Labyrinth of Silence’ by Aparna Salvi Nagda.

Below are the submissions