Rimas Dissolutas: The Open Road


Weary of the warnings I made my choice
Without constraints that so often dictate
I started down the dusty disused road
Toward shimmering opportunity

Clear and proud I heard the dogmatic voice
Praise community, order, taxes, rates
The guidance faith and country bestowed
That allow a hopeful future to be

As I listened I began to rejoice
Claiming only a personal mandate
The open road ahead willingly flowed
Why would I turn back now that I was free?


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.


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22 thoughts on “Rimas Dissolutas: The Open Road

    1. Thank you. I think this was one of the tricky forms of the week if I remember correctly.
      The found the image on canva, looking very different to how I posted it πŸ‘πŸ’š

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  1. Your talent shows in all these different forms. I can’t rhyme to save my life. Also like where the road travels. πŸ’™πŸ‘πŸ»

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    1. Thank you do much. I think I get lucky most days. The words fall and I try scooping them into something I can be happy with.
      I’ve found the more I rhyme, the easier it becomes. Others on WordPress have said the same thing.
      I miss your posts, bluey. I’d love to read more from you, rhyming or not πŸ˜‰πŸ’š

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      1. You’re welcome. Well you do very well as the scooped and spreader 😁. My thoughts have been scrambled this past month. Hopefully I’ve found my groove. Thanks twisty! πŸ™ƒπŸ’™

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  2. “I started down the dusty disused road
    Toward shimmering opportunity”

    Ha! That’s beautiful✨❀ and fortunate is the one who can walk freely on that road. Well done ‘the muse’ πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you πŸ’š I had trouble fitting that into the syllable count. I must gone through half a dozen versions.
      Freedom is a wondrous thing to have, provided it is coupled with direction. Without it, you are lost.

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