I found it only once–
a full seashell
floating where waters rescind,
spiraling to the heavens in grandiosity.
I sojourned in the summer months
to Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel,
a gothic gem
glittering in low-tide generosity.
The blazing sconce
burns bright despite the gale.
The rocky islet’s ornate rim
guards its inner sanctity.
I found faith once,
a dome-shaped bell,
chiming without end
but now its meaning’s lost to me.
© khartless 2021, All Rights Reserved
- Sana is host for tonight’s Poetics – Exploring the realm of French Literature (first stop, Marseille)
- Our task this evening is to write a poem that’s loosely based on French ideals and culture.
- You may opt to share your experience in a poem using the poetic form “Rimas Dissolutas.”
- 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.
- Join us.