Ae freislighe: The Starch Saviour

People in the afterglow
march yourselves to the steeple
Praise be to the potatoย 
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


38 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 ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ’š

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      1. Ugh… That would be the worst kind!! ๐Ÿคข

        Unless it was a veggie haggis of course. That’s (perhaps) a god I could get on board with ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ–ค

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    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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Much better. And particularly relevant considering the victims of the deadly potato.

      I’m a deadly veg, all can plainly see
      But if you ferment me properly
      We can have alcohol instead of tea.

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      1. People have trouble relaxing and letting go. (without alcohol) What will others think of me writing silly stuff like this? I’ll stick to the safe ground of birds, bees and butterflies…..

        Spike did it and became rich and famous…..I live in hope M….Skip’s rolling his eyes…. (Skip’s my drinking buddy…)

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      2. I don’t really drink. I may have had 5 standard drinks for the year.
        I think it’s easier for me since I don’t use my name and no one knows I do this. So I have no fear and write what I want. I know if my family read my work I would censor myself and hesitate before publishing everyday.
        Spike Milligan? He was a master of nonsense, right up there with Lear.
        If we could be a faction as talented we would be lucky.
        Can other people see skip?

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      3. I have a good time when the kids go to bed ๐Ÿคฃ that’s enough.

        It think it starts that way for most. Those who don’t binge their way to a life long drinking problem.

        We carry on and eventually we might string the right words together ๐Ÿ‘

        I’m a born and raised Aussie, I know the Bush Kangaroo. I didn’t realise you were talking about skippy.

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  1. Stringing words together
    Sorta willy-nilly
    Hoping in the end they come out
    Sorta sane not silly

    ‘You often do the opposite’……

    Do I?…..

    Me – Well I’ll be, another Aussie….do you mind saying where you live now?

    I read an Instagram quote which says “Nine out of ten worms cannot tell the difference between a peasant and a king” You will agree with me M that this raises a possibility that the tenth one maybe can?

    Allow me to daydream as to how this little worm possesses such powers (I’m pushing here, having got myself into this.. I could say too hard and go off for a beer….No I will persevere…..Peasant digs up worm and offers to king for rent payment….ergo said worm knows which is which……..Pathetic I know M….best I could do

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    1. I think we have a similar style/effect. I think your formation is perhaps more silly than my own.

      I am a born and raised Vic. I live in Finland now, have got longer than I ever expected.
      I know that quote ๐Ÿ˜
      I was thinking more along the lines taste and digestion.
      I never consider the worm a guest in the castle ๐Ÿคฃ

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