Ae freislighe: The Starch Saviour

People in the afterglow
march yourselves to the steeple
Praise be to the potato 
starch saviour of the people

Quatrain stanzas (4-line stanzas)
7 syllables per line
Lines 1 and 3 rhyme together, but they rhyme as three syllables (xxa)
Lines 2 and 4 rhyme together as two syllables (xb)
The final syllable, word, or line of the entire poem should be the same as the entire poem begins (the poetic term for this is dunadh)
Poem can be as concise as one stanza and scale out as far as a poet wishes to push it

Weekly Theme:
Irish Poetry Forms

21 thoughts on “Ae freislighe: The Starch Saviour

    1. You can’t go wrong. Potato is willing to change into anything for anyone.
      If I get to heaven and god looks like a giant potato I will not be surprised 🤣💚

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      1. Ugh… That would be the worst kind!! 🤢

        Unless it was a veggie haggis of course. That’s (perhaps) a god I could get on board with 😉🖤


    1. Thank you. I’m yet to meet a person with an aversion to potato. Also having a bit of Irish in me, I might slap them if they did 😉


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