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by Noelle
Rated: E · Poetry · Contest Entry · #1548454
Dorsimbra poem- entry in Rhythm & Rhyme Poetry Contest for April 9th
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Across the lapping surf beneath the sun,
On ever moving waters, shimmers drift
Allowed to coast or crest and fall or run
A hint of sea upon the breeze will lift

And tease my soul that gazes out,
Motionless,
Like the concrete quay below my feet
And the pillar that holds my restless head

A sudden gushing wave then breaks beside
Where misty sprays emit and touch my skin
Awakened spirit, once again I shift,
Inspired to live in freedom’s fluid bliss




Form: Dorsimbra

Comprised of three stanzas, each a different form.

Stanza #1: Shakespearean/Sicilian Sonnet style (4 lines, rhymed abab, in iambic pentameter)
Stanza #2: 4 lines of free verse
Stanza #3: 4 lines of Blank Verse (unrhymed but metrical in iambic pentameter)

The form was created by three writers associated with Sol Magazine and they suggest using certain poetic devices, like enjambment, near rhymes, and internal rhymes to bind the three different stanzas together into one solid poetic piece.

http://www.poetrybase.info/forms/000/84.shtml

***information borrowed from "Flyin' Hawaiian Poetry Challenge (R&R)
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