Trian Rannaigechta Moire: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the trian rannaigechta moire, which is an Irish quatrain form.
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The trian rannaigechta moire is an Irish poetic form with the following guidelines:

  • Quatrain (or four-line) poem or stanzas.
  • Four syllables per line.
  • All end words in the stanza (or poem) consonate.
  • Second and fourth lines rhyme.
  • There's a rhyme between the third and fourth line.


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Here’s my attempt at a trian rannaigechta moire:

O Pamphleteer!, by Robert Lee Brewer

O pamphleteer,
we all react
with tactful yays
or nays, in fact.

Let loose your quick
of radical

O pamphleteer,
whether you're right
or wrong we sing
the song all night,

and new ideas
burn through us fast
for sudden thoughts
ought never last.