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Deibide Baise Fri Toin
A similar name, but not much in common with the common-or-garden deibide, apart from being Irish. I don’t know how to pronounce this one, or the literal meaning of its name, but here’s what the verse form looks like:
doubt it helps to get about.
Except for triffids, a plant
In peril as cow grazes,
prospects of survival not
can’t flee even a plodder;
inferior to the least
the shiftless non-go-getter,
potato sat on a couch.
The syllable count is 3/7/7/1 and it rhymes aabb. It is essential to the form that the a rhymes have two syllables, and the b rhymes have one syllable. There are a fair number of Irish forms – some of them with longer and more unpronounceable names – and most of them stipulate the type of rhyme as precisely as this.
Pasted from <http://volecentral.co.uk/vf/deibhidhe.htm>
Thanks to Bob Newman for his wonderful Volecentral resource site.
My example poem
Wet Cats (Deibide Baise Fri Toin)
although they’re sometimes furry
it’s okay to get a pet
on fresh fish they can’t resist;
cats can convert once they’ve tried
to think cats are not refined,
but just aloof. I don’t know
© Lawrencealot – April 11, 2014
Note: two syllable rhyme