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 The Dance.
Breccbairdne and The Dance
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 Dance Bright golden letter A Cordial invite To come jiggle and dance Restless hot feet ignite One slow step forward Two-step to a tango Choreography stagnated Turns to a Bolero One half steps backward In the mood for romance Twirl a gallant minuet Change partners and advance Pirouette to music Played for honest pleasure Jig-jag mind your manners Stomp-sway at your leisure The arms of fortune Favors a dark dancer Skilled at a pantomime A successful prancer
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