Scuttlebutt

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 Scuttlebutt.

Breccbairdne and Scuttlebutt

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

Scuttlebutt

People will gossip
For lack of a better
Way to spread a scandal
Hand out like a beggar

Water as rumor
Spreading like a wildfire
Blend of fact and stories
With a hint of desire

Tingle the eardrums
With a pinch of hearsay
Water cooler magic
After constant replay

Silent dark whispers
Exposed in the daylight
Every tongue left wagging
Has its share of delight

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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