• Rannaicheacht Ghairid (ron-a’yach cha’r-rid) (versification with shortened line) is:
○ written in any number of quatrains with uneven lines.
○ syllabic 3-7-7-7.
○ alliterated, 2 word alliteration in each line.
○ rhymed a a b a, with the end word of L3 internally rhymed in the first half or L4.
x x a
x x x x x x a
x x x x x x b
x x b x x x a. (internal rhyme may be in any position within the line)
Ring of Love by Barbara Hartman & Judi Van Gorder
on sunflower stems to wring
last seeds that cling to dead heads.
Summer sheds while sparrows sing.
that night the young groom beds
his love with tender touch. Glows,
pleased he sews blood upon threads.
True love grows,
this fair knight and maid’s life shows
summer love can thrive in spring
blessed by a ring of sparrows.
Pasted from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=1170#ghairid
My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.