Perspective ~(Shadorma)

Rock Garden by Bastet

Rock Garden by Bastet


hard, grey rocks 
unforgiving path
or is it 
unanticipated joy 
blooms amid the grey  

~Melanie Blackwell


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14 responses to “Perspective ~(Shadorma)

  1. What is “shadorma”? Sorry for being so ignorant! I like what you wrote. Many years back, when I was living in China, and some political shit fell on my head, one of my Chinese friends told me the story of Lao Wang. Lao Wang’s son broke his leg. Lao Wang said, “It is good”. A month later, when the king’s generals came to recruit young kids for the army, and a war, Lao Wang’s son was the only one not asked to join the army. The other kids survived. There is another story about Lao Wang, and his reaction to a bounty.
    Lao Wang has often kept me company!

    • Oh,no problem 🙂 Shadorma is the form. Most of my stuff is free verse so when i use a form i try to label it. So sometimes after the title you will see Haiku or Shadorma or Sonnet etc.

      A shadorma is composed of six non-rhyming lines (sestina or sextet) and the syllable pattern is 3-5-3-3-7-5. It can have as many stanzas as you like, just as long as each stanza follows the syllable pattern mentioned above

  2. Cool…like what you did with the form…really great imagery, I can see it without the photo! 🙂

  3. omtatjuan

    Finally your words are on my reader… Where have you been?

  4. Pingback: Bastet’s Shadorma Photo Prompt # 3 | Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

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