The Wordsmith’s Desire

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. 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 Wordsmith’s Desire .

Breccbairdne and The Wordsmith’s Desire

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 Wordsmith’s Desire

Flurry of paper
A good wordsmith’s desire
Line upon line burning
To set the page afire.

Nuggets to savor
In the dirty quagmire
Of a filthy craving
Clothed in polite attire

Achieve the flavor
the right word to acquire
Perform all the thinking
With a brain prone to misfire

Your muse must favor
The plea to come conspire
Hope he isn’t still drinking 
And the plan doesn’t misfire


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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