Grasshoppers Were On To Something (Rannaigheact Mhor Poem)

by Larry Chamberlin   Apr 13, 2018


Hymie, don’t ask to dig clay
the sun shines all the day wide
bring us to the beach and play
drink and stay by the sea side

There’s time to work tomorrow
cut down the crop anytime
won’t need worries to borrow
take it slow - plumb paradigm.

Rannaigheact Mhor Poem (Irish Form):
- Quatrain with an abab rhyme scheme, including consonant end sounds
- Final sound of poem echoes first sound of poem (common for Irish)
- Heptasyllabic lines, or 7 syllables per line (no meter required)
- Final word of line 4 alliterates with preceding stressed word
- At least 2 cross-rhymes in each couplet of each quatrain
- Final word of line 3 rhymes with interior of line 4
- At least 2 words alliterate in each line
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  • 3 years ago

    by Mr. Darcy

    Excellent form and execution of it.

  • 3 years ago

    by Brenda

    Larry, what a cool poem! I have never heard of this style so I really appreciate you putting an explanation on how it's done. Fascinating!