Deibide baise fri toin: Flying & Diving

When flying
we live moments from dying
the thrill will fulfill a will
still

When diving
a deadly rush is thriving
the fall is a call to be
free


The deibide baise fri toin is an Irish poetic form with varying line lengths. Here are the basic guidelines:

The poem and/or stanzas within the poem are quatrains (or 4-line stanzas).
Rhyme scheme for each stanza is a simple aabb pattern.
Lines one and two rhyme on a two-syllable word; lines three and four rhyme on a monosyllabic word.
Line one has three syllables, line two has seven, line three has seven, and line four has one.


Weekly Theme:
Irish Poetry Forms


23 thoughts on “Deibide baise fri toin: Flying & Diving

    1. Thank you. Think this is my last week of poetry forms for a while. Onto themes for a while.
      I think the next week of forms will be Spanish in February πŸ‘

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    1. I’m sure you’ve heard flying is safer than driving πŸ˜‰
      Also, if there is an accident you are less likely to suffer for an extended period after a plane crash. I was going to add a laugh emoji, but thought against it. I might be getting a bit too dark πŸ€”πŸ’š

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      1. Not at all my friend – death and suffering are favourite subjects of mine as you know! πŸ˜‰

        Yes, rationally I am aware that flying is the least likely form of travel to kill me (although imagine plunging to your certain death – ahhh) but, as all phobias are, my fears are totally irrational.

        Plus, I think the main thing for me is control – or lack thereof – and the anxiety this provokes in me.
        A car – I’m driving, a plane – I’m not.

        Oh, and suggesting flying lessons wouldn’t help my friend – I’ve nowhere to park a plane!! πŸ˜‚πŸ–€

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      2. I know that, but I don’t who else is lurking πŸ˜‰

        I’m imagining that death right now. I’m in shock, I really expected my children to kill me 🀣

        No control πŸ€” so you’re a nervous passenger in a car as well.

        How about a helicopter? I’ve heard Scotland is wide open πŸ˜‰πŸ’š

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      3. Sorry – sometimes I forget if I’m writing in your blog or mine! 😜

        And, to quote local parlance, the thought of being in a helicopter for any reason ‘gives me the boak’
        πŸ˜”πŸ˜πŸ–€

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    1. I may have added an unnecessary level of difficulty πŸ˜‚
      The words just seemed to work together. Today’s form was a bugger, not entirely happy with the result.

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