Descort, Occitan – (Old French= discordant), is a genre of poetry that is written with differing verse forms utilized from strophe to strophe. Each strophe is structured in a minimum of 2 elements, the verse forms chosen can be recognized verse or nonce forms. Elements such as line number, meter, rhyme, and language are all factors.

Discordant Thoughts by Judi Van Gorder

“Time in a bottle”
is a phrase racing
through my brain
for days.
If we could truly capture time
and stuff it into hollow glass
then mount it in a frame of brass,
I think it might just be a crime.
What would now become?
Would the moment pass?
Why is this just dumb?
all years, months and days
winter, spring, summer and fall
“time in a bottle”
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My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.

My example

Enchanting Permitted
Enchanting Permitted (Descort)
I can see, hear, and touch you in my heart.
I can sense clearly darling, you’re a tart.
Although you’re armed, and pretty by the way,
I know you’ve charmed a kitty that protects.
He’ll let no beast or human call you prey
He’ll let you play with those that he respects.
I have been charmed, I am disarmed, I’m not alarmed.
I can not tell If there’s a spell you’ve cast so well
but should that be it’s fine with me for then I’ll see
the chosen view as meant by you which I’ll hold true.
© Lawrencealot – November 30, 2014

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