Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Poetry Stretch - Deibhidhe Variation

If orange is the new black, than Tuesday is the new Monday. My apologies for posting late. Here is this week's challenge.

Deibhidhe Guilbnech Dialtach is an Irish verse form written in quatrains. Here are the requirements.
  • lines are 7 syllables in length
  • rhyme scheme is a/a/b/b
  • end words should end in a consonant
  • each line has two alliterated words
  • poems can be any number of quatrains

You can read more about this form at Poetry Magnum Opus.

I hope you'll join me this week in writing this variation of the Deibhidhe. Please share a link to your poem or the poem itself in the comments.

1 comment:

  1. This one's even harder to say than to write!

    Book of Poems

    Beautiful book in the mail.
    An egret, an elm, a gale.
    Poems ramble across the room—
    they wiggle, wing skyward, boom.

    Poems don’t lie flat on the page.
    They make tides, grow leaves, growl rage.
    All in mysterious marks.
    Who knew ink breathed and blew sparks?

    —Kate Coombs, 2015
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