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Bastet’s Shadorma Photo Prompts

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© g.s. koch

Saturday (3)
flea market opened (5)
pseudo art (3)
old clothing (3)
something for everyone’s needs … (7)
maybe just more trash! (5)

Hello World!

I’m Bastet and I’m here to stimulate your muse, if I can!

I’m hosting the Shadorma prompts and I’m inviting you to take a whirl with this, new to me, form of poetry said to have been born in Spain which I consider to be a European form of haiku.

Of course, haiku is a very particular poetic form.  The Japanese tend to name their poetry not by the actual physical form, but by  content.  So, a senryu is a 5-7-5 “onji” (for us syllable count) form a poem that talks about the mundane aspects of the world…the haiku, depending on what school you’re following, either talks about nature or spiritual aspects of life.  The actual writing form  called a katauta is composed of either of 17 or 19 onji.  The tanka, choka, sedoka and so on, are all formed in this way, with a couple of variations… for more info about waka  (Japanese poetry) follow the link.

The Western poetical world does not define it’s poetry forms by subjects.  The various forms are physical styles of poetry based in metrics and/or/and maybe no rhyming patterns.

The shadorma is purported to be  Spanish, though it’s difficult (if not impossible) to find any reference to it in poetry handbooks, Spanish or otherwise.    It could very well be a modern form of poetry created by an unsung poet!  Fact is though,  many modern poets are now trying their hand with the form…and so are we!

It’s 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 (I’ve written an example shadorma and numbered my syllables to show how it’s done for you newbies to poetry).

Just take a look at the photo…and let it speak to your muse…I’m curious to read your shadorma!

Once you’ve written your post tag:  Shadorma and Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, then put your info onto the Mr. Linky app!  If you ping me back, I’ll be able to read your post asap…That’s all there is to it!

See you next week and have fun!  Bastet!

About Georgia

I love to read...I like to write...I've travelled the world and seen the sites. I'm past my prime and feel so young, especially when near the young. I'm writing this blog, to remember, to think and to share...with the hopes that someone else will make a comment that will stimulate new thoughts and pathways. Actually, I'm a gabber, so the logical extension of gabbing is blogging! ;-)

32 comments on “Bastet’s Shadorma Photo Prompts

  1. Tracesofthesoul
    March 29, 2014

    This IS brilliant,Georgia…photo you say…I think this will get me out of my funk:) I look forward to participating. See how great you are!! 😀

    • Bastet
      March 29, 2014

      Thanks Ollie you’re my first like! 🙂

      • Tracesofthesoul
        March 29, 2014

        So we are to write inspired by this photo, right? Just want to make sure…I`m musing as I write to you

      • Bastet
        March 29, 2014

        Well, that was the idea, but I’ve found some of the most interesting takes on photographs…not necessarily need be about a street market. Could be about old stuff! Glad you liked the post and happy your musing!

      • Tracesofthesoul
        March 29, 2014

        Done…now I’m trying to figure which story to write Thursday’s prompt I missed

      • Bastet
        March 29, 2014

        Cool…I don’t remember what the Thursday’s prompt is … and so I’ve probably already written it…

      • Tracesofthesoul
        March 29, 2014

        I’ m reading it now:)

      • Bastet
        March 29, 2014

        Found it, and yes, I’ve done it!

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  3. mindlovemisery
    March 29, 2014

    I will have mine ready to go tomorrow =)

    • Bastet
      March 29, 2014

      Oooo…I’m looking forward to it!

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  5. Bastet
    March 30, 2014

    Reblogged this on Bastet and Sekhmet's Library and commented:

    The Saturday Shadorma Prompt from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie!

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  9. Wordifull Melanie
    April 2, 2014

    🙂 Just linked up with 2 attempts.

    • Bastet
      April 2, 2014

      Yes, I read and they are great reads too!

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