Shadorma Photo Prompt # 9

Hello hope everyone had a great week!

Last week I put up a photo of stairs and what lovely shadorma they inspired!

Bastet’s Shadorma Photo Prompt #8 – Jacob’s Ladder| Reading Pleasure

An Italian Fare Special|Rainbow

Stairway to Heaven and Earth|Poetry of the Netherworld

Travelers (Shadorma) | Black and Write

Grab the Rails (Shadorma) | Blog It or Lose It!

STAIRS OF LIFE (Shadorma) | My Silent Escapes

The Stairs | helen midgley

Stepping up (shadorma) | Traces of the Soul

The Climb (Shadorma) | A Glass of Bubbly

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

I’d like to thank everyone for your participation and invite everyone to visit the posts of our poets if you haven’t done so before now!




Spring has come and families have been formed.  Here at Riva del Garda the swans, the ducks and the other birds have made their nests and the chicks have hatched!  Last night I also had the pleasure to see the first  fire flies of the season.

So our prompt this week is life‘s renewal.

And to add a little zest, here’s another micropoetic form that might interest you as either a stand alone poetic form or an addition to your shadorma, its called the tilus:

Tilus [tee-loo-hz] is a form created by Kelvin S.M. and falls under the category of micro poetry. The form is divided into two parts: the first part is composed of two lines following a 6-3 syllable count; the second part, a one-syllable word to close and/or complete the subject layered in the first part. The whole piece must, only, contain 10 in overall syllable count. The main focus of Tilus is on the world of Nature, and how it can open a new door to a wider understanding of life and beyond. The form aims to be epic in emotions expressed, more importantly, than to be epic in words.”  for dVerse

I used it in my last shadorma as a separater between two shadorma.  Here’s an example of how to use it:

sweet sunshine rising warm
summer morn

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 .  You have a week to create you poems so be patient and let the photo inspire you!  Or use your own photograph or art work!

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 because I will be notified that you’ve written the post (not so with Mr. Linky)…That’s all there is to it!

See you next week and have fun!  Bastet!


  1. Hmmm… Point of order, only, we seem to be missing a Mr Linky… Where would you want us to post? *smile*


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