Peace Be, By Donna Matthews


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

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.


Peace Be

oh my God are you there
I’m confident you are
but I can’t always see
this fear obscures my sight

my beloved, you dare
to seek me near and far
prayers of urgent plea
offered late in the night

rest my child, peace be
this battle, not your fight

Now to you…wanna try a Rimas Dissolutas 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. Peace Be is #38 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 💙

4 thoughts on “Peace Be, By Donna Matthews

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