Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the deibide baise fri toin, an Irish quatrain (or 4-line) form.
Deibide Baise Fri Toin Poems
The deibide baise fri toin is a fun Irish poetic form that utilizes simple rhymes with wild swings in line length. Here are the basic guidelines:
- The poem and/or stanzas within the poem are quatrains (or 4-line stanzas).
- Rhyme scheme for each stanza is a simple aabb pattern.
- Lines one and two rhyme on a two-syllable word; lines three and four rhyme on a monosyllabic word.
- Line one has three syllables, line two has seven, line three has seven, and line four has one.
Check out my example below if this is confusing.
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Here’s my attempt at a deibide baise fri toin:
The Readers, by Robert Lee Brewer
for a chance to be alive
and if lucky we might be
all the books we can review
for the love of every sage