Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. For this week’s challenge, Jules selected the shadorma. The Shadorma comprises a six-line stanza (or sestet). Each stanza is written as 3-5-3-3-7-5 for a total of 26 syllables with no set rhyme scheme. When writing a Shadorma, I concentrate on a specific subject. Shadorma need a title.
Many thanks to everyone who joined in below:
|1.||Reena Saxena||10.||D. L. Finn||19.||Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr|
|2.||Sylvia Cognac||11.||Ron Lavalette||20.||Jules|
|3.||Britta Benson||12.||Kerfe||21.||The Versesmith|
|4.||ben Alexander||13.||Pat||22.||rob kistner – funhouse|
|5.||Paula Light||14.||Annette Rochelle Aben||23.||kittysverses|
|6.||sillyfrog||15.||Gwen Plano||24.||Colleen Chesebro|
|7.||Balroop Singh||16.||Anita Dawes||25.||Ruth Klein|
|8.||Cheryl||17.||s. s.||26.||You’re next!|
I could not believe all the amazing poetry this week. Thanks so much for writing syllabic poetry with me. If you haven’t visited the links above, please do.
Here are a few I really loved:
Paula Light: Who knew avocados could be a metaphor for the simple things in life?
Ron Lavellette: This shadorma called Reluctant Commuter says it all!
Anita Dawes: I love the wistfulness in this heartfelt shadorma called Memory.
I loved Kerfe Roig’s shadorma sequence because she uses short word phrases to move her message forward. Each line of her shadorma is full of imagery and emotion. She’s not writing sentences, she’s sharing thoughts. In my humble opinion, this is excellent writing. The addition of punctuation acts as an emphasis for each line. The effect is stunning! Please visit her post to experience the artwork she created to accompany her poetry.
"The Melting of Time" Snowfall. Night. The shore is distant. I dream of flying—but I remain enclosed within ice blue, glittering. North seems far– where I am has no direction. The landscape retreats until almost all is trapped within dreams. Barren seas echo with silence. The world cracks. Wind weeps in side chasms of solitude– the melting of time. © Kerfe Roig
This week, I’ve asked Kerfe Roig to choose the prompt for the October #SpecificForm challenge. Please email your selection to me at least a week before the challenge to email@example.com. Thanks.
💜 October Specific Theme: Kerfe
💚 September Photo Prompt: Britta
💛 September Theme Prompt: Sangeetha
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See you tomorrow for the new challenge!