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Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry Irish Verse Form Droighneach (dra'iy-nach) Gaelic, is Oglachas, straying from some of the stringent rules of dán direach yet adding other requirements which make the frame no less difficult. It is sometimes referred to as "the thorny" because of the degree of difficulty in writing this Gaelic Verse Form that employs cross rhyme and requires 3 syllable end words. The elements of the Droighneach are: a loose stanzaic form usually written with any number of octaves but it could be quatrains. syllabic with each line with 9 to 13 syllables.