Remember Knowing, By Donna Matthews


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

The rime couee is a French poetic form that uses six-line stanzas with a 3-part rhyme scheme and variable line lengths. Here are the guidelines:

Six-line stanzas.
Eight syllables in lines one, two, four, and five.
Six syllables in the third and sixth lines.
Rhyme scheme of AABCCB.

The poem can be a single stanza or run for several.


Remember Knowing

who am I to write in this world
making notes of my days unfurled
shall I watch by window
these eyes open, yet unseeing
I think not, with all time fleeing
old thoughts caught in limbo

I must not tread on worn footpaths
or suffer a living dead wrath
the summer wind blowing
yes, outside I walk in regard
observing that which whole and scarred
I remember knowing

Now to you…wanna try a Rime Couee 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. Remember Knowing is #39 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 💙

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