The ochtfochlach is an Irish verse form consisting of an eight-line stanza with a consistent but unspecified length and meter. The rhyme scheme is aaab cccb.
I like the form and rhythm, too;
It fits and wears like well-made shoe.
With luck it lasts a whole life through
And looks no worse for wear.
Iambic feet can march along
And lend their cadence to a song
With beats that switch from soft to strong,
A pace that's light to bear.
Pasted from <http://lonestar.texas.net/~robison/ochtfochlach.html>
My example poem
Fochlach It (Ochtfochlach)
The Ochtingfochlach rocks
it's not some damn flummox;
I penned this wearing socks,
and yes, without my shoes.
Define most any style
this form will soon beguile
and render forth a smile.
So what is there to lose?
© Lawrencealot - December 4, 2013
There is no requirement for meter or line-length, though I chose iambic trimeter for this write.