All Things Rearranged, By Donna Matthews


Today’s poetry form is called Dizain Poetry. From Brewer,

This particular form was a favorite of 15th and 16th century French poets, but it has also been employed in English by the likes of Philip Sidney and John Keats.

Here are the basic rules of the dizain:

One 10-line stanza
10 syllables per line
Employs the following rhyme scheme: ababbccdcd


All Things Rearranged

you’ve heard the saying nothing stays the same
but why do our souls scream against this truth
our mammalian brain indeed to blame
what if instead, like in a maze, we sleuth
we take each turn, each dead end, our steps smooth
we learn not that way, learn how to figure
like toes dipped into the running river
neither toe nor river remains unchanged
lives burn like fire through time, consider
we devour, blaze, all things rearranged

Now to you…wanna try a Dizain poem? Share a link in the comments below!

I am on a personal challenge to explore and write in 100+ different poetic forms.  To assist me in this journey is Robert Lee Brewer’s The Complete Guide of Poetic Forms where he gives the form and an example. All Things Rearranged is #33 in this collection I’m calling, very simply, 100+ Poetic Forms.

Hey y’all, thanks for visiting the Go Dog Go Cafe and I hope you enjoyed reading today’s selection. I am Donna Matthews, a born and bred Texan who can usually be found writing, painting, taking pictures, or traveling the world on foot. I’m all about love, people, sharing, and doing life together and would love to get to know you. I host two blogs…the first, The DJ Ranch, documents my personal adventures while the second, Slay The Chaos, focuses on mindsets, technology, productivity and organization. Come on over for a visit sometime 💙

3 thoughts on “All Things Rearranged, By Donna Matthews

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