“Creativity,” A Shadorma

First, let me wish you all a Happy New Year, a happy new challenge, and a happy new week. It’s the first of the month, so we get to choose our own words to write a poem. The first of the month challenge is the only one where we don’t have to use synonyms, but feel free to do so if that works for you.

Also, after you’ve published your own poem, don’t forget to cut and paste it into the submission form on the challenge post HERE. Remember, I won’t pick up your poem from the pingbacks any longer.

The Shadorma syllabic form is different from all the other forms. The six lines and the 3/5/3/3/7/5 syllable count may seem restrictive to some. I like the brevity and the fact that you must make every word count! Pick a subject and concentrate only on that aspect. Choose your words carefully.


A rebirth
of new ideas
around hope
vision, and innate talent -
thus born to create.

© 2019 Colleen M. Chesebro

May the New Year bring you heaps of good blessings. <3

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55 thoughts on ““Creativity,” A Shadorma”

  1. Pingback: Gin – A Shadorma – Afterwards

        1. Those three syllables are a bit tricky. You really have find the right words. I suggested to Dorinda that Haiku Shadorma would be pretty cool I think. <3

    1. Thanks. The Shadorma is a bit harder, I think. The three syllables are more limiting so you really have to think of your words. You will excel at this form. I just know. 😀 <3

  2. I am in on your Poetic Challenge I discovered on Brew N Spew blog. I just sent you my latest poem as instructed.

  3. I just saw this post. Happy New Year again, Colleen.
    I was just thinking about writing a shadorma, as I was writing them regularly for a while. 🙂

  4. Beautiful Shadorma, Colleen. I’m excited about the new poetry forms you added this year. I look forward to trying them out. Happy New Year! <3 xo

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