The traditional welsh poetic meters consist of twenty four different types of poetic meter welsh poetry welsh literature you can help wikipedia by expanding it this wales related article is a stub you can help wikipedia by expanding it . Extreme welsh meter by gwyneth lewis imagine that the most popular show on your npr radio station was a poetry competition with local teams fighting to win a national trophy developed in fourteenth century wales and grew out of a combination of the french troubadour measures and a celtic love of intricate ornament for its own sake . Wales has a strong and distinctive link with music singing is a significant part of welsh national identity and the country is traditionally referred to as the land of song this is a modern stereotype based on 19th century conceptions of nonconformist choral music and 20th century male voice choirs eisteddfodau and arena singing such as sporting events but wales has a history of music . Welsh poetic forms and metre a history and a little bit more the language of wales is vivid and vivacious to hear it spoken is to listen to music and to understand it is to be part of a culture that has existed for centuries. The shepherd war poet hedd wyn hedd wyn died one hundred years ago in the great war he won the eisteddfod in 1917 and until this month his poetry was only available in welsh a translation has now been made publication coincides with the eisteddfod and poetry books need to sell to break even the poetry was very lyrical
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