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Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 13 June 2020!
For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Rimas Dissolutas. The topic is up to you!
You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is a Rimas Dissolutas?
Luckily, Writer’s Digest has an explanation…
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.
For example, here’s how the end rhymes would work in a rimas dissolutas with three five-line stanzas:
(If the poem had an envoi, it might be 2-3 lines long using the c, d, and/or e rhymes.)
Note: There are no rules for meter, line length, or syllables–except that it should be consistent from stanza to stanza
Example of a Rimas Dissolutas
The Cat Of Sadness
the cat of sadness does not purr
late at night anymore or hunt
for creatures to offer up still
half-alive and held in her teeth
oblivious to trembling furr
focused on performing her stunt
and pleasing her king on the hill
who loved her above and beneath
but who left her for a new thrill
as she curled up into a wreath
Copyright © Robert Brewer
Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip Rimas Dissolutas’ – I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’, and hashtag #LuckyDip.
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