I am happy March has arrived, and I can put my adventure with the Aquarian metered poetry behind me. I’ve decided to move into new territory. In the past, I have devoted myself to writing a single style of poetry for the month. Writing in the same style for thirty days can get tiring, so I will lunch a new way of attacking my poetic journey. I will explore three new types of poetry in March, and I plan to write Breccbairdne, Blackout, and Brady’s Touch poems. This poetic adventure will teach me many important lessons about meter and rhythm. Let’s get started. This poem is a Breccbairdne Poem titled The Treasure Hunter.
Breccbairdne and The Treasure Hunter
This form of poetry is an Irish quatrain. The standard pattern is as follows.
1. Four line stanzas
2. Five syllables in the first line. Followed by six syllables in the next three lines
3. Lines two and four rhyme
4. All end words consonant
The Treasure Hunter Bathed in bright moonlight Tiptoe past the graveyard A quarter past midnight I need a rear vanguard Lighted tombstones Serve as my guidebook The air smells like ozone Cookie reads bad outlook A musty odor Near a crypt of marble Tasked to move the boulder Holding my grip stable The stone rolls away Treasure once was hidden Vanished and gone astray This tale shouldn’t be written.
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