The conachlonn, pronounced [con-ach-lonn], is an Irish chained verse form written in any number of lines. It may be syllabic at the poet's discretion, but often with 8-9 syllables per line. The vowel sound of the last syllable of a line is repeated at the start of the next line, and the beginning syllable of the poem ends it.


Bards in Ireland should know my name.
Fame is the focus of the form;
Norm has those climbing lines in it.
Sit and listen... Rhyme reaps rewards!

Classical Conachlonn

Aelia: a Conachlonn

Cause of poor Aelia's grief?
Teeth, according to Martial,
Partial to withering wit,
Hit hard by coughs without pause.


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