Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

A dose of fetish. Good friends. An incomparable muse.

Shadorma Photo Prompt #14

This week I want you to imagine a time, when poetry games (in Japan) and story telling were the main passtime in the evenings.

No television, radio or computer just people sitting ’round the fireplace or as we’re in our northern summer, out in the garden sharing tales and poems!  Of course maybe we still enjoy this particular type of evening entertainment when we go camping!  Tell me about it and join the fun!!!


creating a renga
poem game
we choose our master wisely
then begin our evening feat


spider wove a web
of gossamer near the lamp
gnat’s last visit


the bird’s morning visit
emptied the spider’s larder!


mother robin home
stuffs  chicks creeling open beaks
juicy spider steak



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!  Bastet

About Georgia

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! ;-)

6 comments on “Shadorma Photo Prompt #14

  1. Tracesofthesoul
    June 29, 2014

    I almost forgot…I scribbled this in my notebook and forgot to type it up today. Boy I did a lot in my book…the bugger is reading my blasted handwriting 😦


    • Bastet
      June 29, 2014

      Oh dear … but there’s a whole week to do it so don’t worry.


  2. Pingback: Summer passtimes (shadorma ~ tilus) | Traces of the Soul

  3. Pingback: Celebrating Crickets (Shadorma Variation) | Blog It or Lose It!

  4. readinpleasure
    June 30, 2014

    Just added my link!


  5. Pingback: Nature’s Inspiration – Shadorma/Haiku/Tanka | Soulful Poet's Heart

Comments are closed.


This entry was posted on June 28, 2014 by in Shadorma and tagged , , , , , , .
%d bloggers like this: