Bastet’s Shadorma Photo Prompt #5 April 26, 2014

Hello World!

Mr. Linky was busy last week!  Thanks folks for visiting and most of all to all of you who participated!

So Fertile (Shadorma) | Blog It or Lose It!

Moon-lit madness | Pen Kisses Paper

Pinpoint Moon (Shadorma) | Black and Write

Bastet’s Shadorma Photo Prompt #4 – April 20, 2014 – Easter Moon | Morpethroad

Walking home (shadorma) | Traces of the Soul

Shadorma – April 20, 2014 | Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library

Shadorma #6: The Moon| My Silent Escapes

Bastet’s Shadorma #4 Moon| Mindlovemisery


Pleas go and have a look at all these great shadorma!


Today’s challenge is going to be just a tad different. I happen to like experimentation…the more the better and this goes for writing I’ve found as well as photography.  Though I’ve been tied up a bit I still found time to learn about yet another “imitation” of the haiku.

It’s either 11 syllable or 11 words in 5 lines: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 1. Of  Dutch origin, it was actually invented to teach children how to write poetry…it’s called the ELFJE for more information follow the link to Simply Elfje.

Here’s today’s photo:

threshold © g.s.koch
threshold © g.s.koch

The threshold: (3)
From darkness into light, (5)
Dangerous … (3)
Oniric … (3)
Walking down stairs wondering, (7)
Then brilliant sunshine! (5)

Darkness … (1)
Becoming Light. (2)
Into the depth (3)
Of your fear, walk … (4)
Sunlight!  (1)

A summer walk (3)
Meditating life (5)
Difficult, (3)
Somber thoughts (3)
Until I saw inviting light … (7)
Below:  journey’s end! (5)

If you wish to take the challenge, create a poem consisting of two shadorma divided by an elfje …  remember with the shadorma you count syllables.  You may use my photo prompt or maybe you have a photo or drawing of your own which inspires you, but please remember to put the credits up for your illustration!

Or you may just wish to use the shadorma … it’s your choice as always.

Here let me remind you how the shadorma works …

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 (I’ve written an example shadorma and numbered my syllables to show how it’s done for you newbies to the form).  You have a week to create you poems so be patient and let the photo inspire you!

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!


    • Cool…can hardly wait! Hope you enjoyed the twist…as you’ve seen, my muse works whilst I sleep…my prompts are often a last moment thing, esp since I can’t schedule anyway 😉 By the way, i just changed the Fairy Tale poem.


    • Two people have already given it the old college…and a good job too! Do I glean a bit of enthusiasm here. I did think that perhaps a little spice might be due for this prompt…I mean shadorma aren’t haiku in the sense that people become dedicated, almost mystical about haiku….I thought it would be good to shake up the placid lake a bit.


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