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New Form of Poetry for Me

An Irish form, the breccbairdne

By Denise E LindquistPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
New Form of Poetry for Me
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The breccbairdne is an Irish quatrain form. Here are the basic guidelines: Quatrain (or four-line stanza) form. Five syllables in the first line; six syllables in the other three lines. Each line ends with a two-syllable word. Lines two and four rhyme. All end words consonate.

Quick note: Consonance is the act of repeating consonant sounds. by Robert Lee Brewer

My attempt at a breccbairdne:

Mother the baker

The candlestick maker

The only rule-breaker

She was a drug taker


Best and fresh pastry

Could have a bakery

delish and savory

could be unsavory


I was a witness

unsavory people

takeaway from business

scare away, laypeople.

(Note on my example: I rhymed a lot more frequently than is required by this form. Remember that you only "need" to rhyme the second and fourth line of each stanza.)

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About the Creator

Denise E Lindquist

I am married with 7 children, 27 grands, and 12 great-grandchildren. I am a culture consultant part-time. I write A Poem a Day in February for 8 years now. I wrote 4 - 50,000 word stories in NaNoWriMo. I write on Vocal/Medium weekly.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran2 months ago

    Oh wow, I can't even pronounce the name of this form hahahaha. Loved your poem!

  • Shirley Belk2 months ago

    Great rhythm!

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Excellent performance poem!!! Loving it!!!❤️❤️💕

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