• Announcements

    • tonyv

      Registration -- to join PMO   03/14/2017

      Automatic registration has been disabled. If you would like to join the Poetry Magnum Opus online community, use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of this page.
    • tonyv

      IMPORTANT: re Logging In to PMO ***Attention Members***   03/15/2017

      For security purposes, please use your email address when logging in to the site. This will prevent your account from being locked when malicious users try to log in to your account using your publicly visible display name. If you are unable to log in, use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the page.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0


1 post in this topic

Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry

Irish Poetry

The Conachlonn is simply the Irish version of chained verse, examples found at Celtia.


The Conachlonn is:

  • written in any number of lines.
  • syllabic at the poet's discretion, often 8 or 9 syllable lines
  • .assonant chained rhymed, meaning the vowel sound of the last syllable of the line is repeated at the beginning of the next line.
  • written with dunadh, the beginning syllable ends the poem.


    Chained to the Frame by Judi Van Gorder

    Clear is this verse with unique rhyme

    lines to end then begin with same sound.

    bound by little more than a French chain,

    claiming candid words to record here.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0