An Irish poetic form, the Dechnad Cummaisc uses quatrains with both end and internal rhymes. The guidelines are as follows:
Each stanza consists of four lines
Lines 1 and 3 are 8 syllables each
Lines 2 and 4 contain 4 syllables each and end rhyme with each other.
The last word of line 3 rhymes with the middle word of line 4.
There is no limit to the number of quatrains used
Cacophony of Discord by JezzieG
The night assaults all the senses
As beauty and terror collide
Waves ride and climb
Horror of tempestuous sea
Elements dictating our fate
A date with fright
Sweeping clouds into the darkness
Of breaking ships
Of defeated broken remains
Wind strains and whips
The beams of light let them all down
In the lost echoes of discord
Towards boulders along the shore
Lightning strikes shocks
Storm’s aftermath revealed at dawn
Death on the rocks
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