Summer Swim, #Poem,#Rimas Dissolutas

Cool blue water engulfing me,

Makes me feel weightless and light,

Floating, flowing, reflective blue,

Summertime pool, a source of joy.

Now have your choice of lake or sea,

Rippling, trickling, sparkling bright,

Fluid movement created new,

Entertaining now as a toy.

Shifting, wobbling and sliding free,

Spectrum of blue hues to the sight,

Circling you and caressing you,

Nature’s playland for a lithe koi.

Like that fish, it is my realm too,

Bobbling and floating as a buoy.

© Susan Joy Clark 2021

This was written for Go Dog Go Cafe’s challenge to write a rimas dissolutas form poem. Below is a quote from Go Dog Go Cafe’s page which was taken from Brewer’s poetry dictionary.

“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.”