Droigneach: I Know What UFOs Are

Between observers, opinions may range diversely
Concerning the strange lights and sinister abductions.
These vile visitors call with conduct so unearthly
And a purpose which defies logical deductions

Bright lights, time and memory loss, faulty radios
Their manner of travelling with wavy waywardness.
I have solved the puzzling existence of UFOs
They’re joyriding angels at the height of drunkenness

The droigneach is an Irish poetic form with the following guidelines:

The poem is written in quatrains, which can be combined to form longer stanzas.
Each line can be 9 to 13 syllables long, preferably the same number throughout.
Line 1 rhymes with line 3, and line 2 rhymes with line 4.
Each couplet has internal rhymes, placement is the writer’s choice.
The final word of each line has three syllables
Ample alliteration is encouraged.

Weekly Theme:
Irish Poetry Forms

18 thoughts on “Droigneach: I Know What UFOs Are

  1. I quickly read the first line: “Between observers, onions may range diversely” πŸ˜‚
    Now I also know what UFOs are, “joyriding angels at the height of drunkenness” πŸ’–πŸ’– that’s cute and innovative.

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    1. πŸ˜‚ The internal rhymes made it a bit harsh on the tongue as well.

      Thank you. Ive written do much nonsense now, some of it must be right. I’m hoping it’s this πŸ’š


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