The Breccbairdne is oglachas, a casual imitation of dán díreach, an ancient, stanzaic Irish Form in which all end words are 2 syllables.

The defining features of the Breccbairdne are:
• written in any number of quatrains.
• syllabic, L1 is 5 syllables and L2,L3,L4 are 6 syllables each.
• rhymed xaxa xbxb etc x being unrhymed.
• all end-words are 2 syllables each.
• written with the defining features of most Celtic poems, cywddydd (harmony of sound) meaning alliteration, consonance and assonance and dunadh (ending the poem with the same word, phrase or line with which the poem began).

x x x (x x)
x x x x (x a)
x x x x (x x)
x x x x (x a)

Easy to Please by Judi Van Gorder

Faces of children
from different places
will wiggle with giggles
to make funny faces.

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My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on the PMO resource.

My example poem

Roses (Breccbairdne)

Roses revealing
appeal to near noses
share scents from their flowers;
thorns safeguard the roses.

© Lawrencealot – August 4, 2014
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