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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!

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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! ;-)

17 comments on “Bastet’s Shadorma Photo Prompt #5 April 26, 2014

  1. Pingback: Bastet’s Shadorma Photo Prompt #5 – Stepping Out | Morpethroad

  2. mindlovemisery
    April 26, 2014

    Mine is ready for tomorrow XD

    • Bastet
      April 26, 2014

      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.

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  4. Blog It Or Lose It
    April 26, 2014

    Whoah! Challenging prompt! Can’t wait to see what people create!

    • Bastet
      April 26, 2014

      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.

      • Blog It Or Lose It
        April 27, 2014

        Absolutely – shake up that placid lake! Speaking of which, you should fiddle around on Haiku Circus if you get a chance. Totally silly – and fun to skip the season words, cutting words, nature references, etc. We’ve been composing “haiku” about zombies. http://haikucircus.wordpress.com/

        But anyway — yes, I am enthusiastic and can’t wait to get started! 🙂

      • Bastet
        April 27, 2014

        Lol…I just wish I had the talent for creating prompts that Kristaan (Chèvrfeulle) over at CD has…he’s the best! I’ve clicked your link and see where it takes me.

      • Blog It Or Lose It
        April 27, 2014

        Kristjaan IS quite talented isn’t he? He has so much on his plate, too – running his blogs must be so time-consuming yet he does it like a pro. 🙂

      • Bastet
        April 27, 2014

        And even creates new blogs to prompt and write from…an inspiration.

      • Blog It Or Lose It
        April 27, 2014


        And such a stressful job as an oncology nurse, too. (I think that’s his job, isn’t it?)

      • Bastet
        April 27, 2014

        Yes it is his job…

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  6. readinpleasure
    April 28, 2014

    My post is up! Quite a challenge!

    • Bastet
      April 28, 2014

      I saw it and you did a really excellent job!

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