Cro Cumaisc Etir Casbairdni Ocus Lethrannaigecht: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the cro cumaisc etir casbairdni ocus lethrannaigecht, an Irish quatrain form.
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Poetic forms are great poetic games for poets to play with. Today, we look at the cro cumaisc etir casbairdni ocus lethrannaigecht, an Irish quatrain form.

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Cro Cumaisc Etir Casbairdni Ocus Lethrannaigecht Poems

The cro cumaisc etir casbairdni ocus lethrannaigecht is an Irish poetic form, which means there are quite a few rules about rhyming and syllables (plus, it has a really long name). But, like other Irish poetic forms, it's fun once you get the rules down.

Here are the guidelines:

  • Quatrain (or four-line) stanzas
  • Seven syllables in lines one and three; five syllables in lines two and four
  • Lines one and three end with a three-syllable word
  • Lines two and four end with a one-syllable word
  • Rhyme scheme in each stanza: abab

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Here’s my attempt at a cro cumaisc etir casbairdni ocus lethrannaigecht:

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