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!
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!
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!