Thinking of You

Written for:  Prompt by Donna Matthews of Go Dog Go Cafe
Rimas Dissolutas form

"Popular with 12th and 13th-century French poets, rimas dissolutas is a poem that rhymes and doesn’t rhyme. For instance, each stanza contains no end rhymes, but each line in each stanza rhymes with the corresponding line in the next stanza–sometimes employing an envoi at the end. There are no rules for meter, line length, or syllables–except that it should be consistent from stanza to stanza."

How I miss you,
hear the echo of your laugh.
Hard life you lived,
hard way you died.

Your counsel was true,
sage advice for smooth path
while yours was rocky and dimmed
by losses your face belied

Strong and courageous-
I cannot say good-bye.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to Thinking of You

  1. Jim says:

    I like the form, you did well with it. This is a busy, busy weekend for me or I would try writing one. Have ‘get ready’ stuff in the closet, doing odd things now, and may write for the Sunday Muse. I met Donna on the NaPoWriMo for last year, I think it was then.
    (I came here from your auto eMail to me as I am a follower who mostly lurks on these.)


  2. Beautiful job on both the form and words. Your poem takes me back to February and the untimely death of my brother… his life was indeed rocky. And like your final line, I cannot seem to say goodbye.


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