Shadorma Photo Prompt # 13 – June 21

Hello Everyone!

Today is summer solstice!  The first day of summer was an important day in ages gone by … a time of festivity and promise.  I don’t know about the rest of the world, but here, the weather has been pretty crazy.  We’ve had days where the themometer hit almost 40° c followed by a rain storm which pushed the temps down into the low 20s!

Ah … enough about weather reports.  Here are the lovely people who wrote shadorma for us last week!

Shadorma … Regrets|Imabookworm

Treasure To Behold – Shadorma/Elfje/Tilus/Shadorma | heartwhisperspoetry

Hidden treasures (shadorma) | Traces of the Soul

Treasured mentors | Traces of the Soul

Gifts (Shadorma, Elfje, Tilus) | My Silent Escapes

Treasure (Shadorma – Elfje – Senryu) | Blog It or Lose It!

Thanks everyone for your great contributions and please drop by and see what these lovely poets have written!

As I was saying … today is the first day of summer!  Here are two photographs that I hope will inspire you to write a shadorma tributing this moment … oh, BTW in the lands down-under, today is the first day of winter.   Kind of hard for us to get our minds around the idea so one photo will be wintry the other summery!


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You might also want to try to use the tilus or elfje (two other micropoem forms) as a “separator” between more than one verse of shadorma or perhaps as a conclusive end verse…you can visit back issues to see how the tilus and elfje work.

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!

Have a great week!  Bastet!


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