The Treasure Hunter

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.

Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

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