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 launch 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 I called Shadows.
Breccbairdne Poetry and Shadows
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
Shadows Unbending shadows Darkness on the sidewalk light stealthily travels Till reaching a roadblock Opaque object Shadow in a shadow Games played on the landscape Secret the shadows know Friend of my childhood Hide and go seek betrayed A black perfect picture I moved you ran away
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