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Bastet’s Shadorma Photo Prompt – July 5, 2014

Hello Folks!

Here’s today’s photo prompt:



Use the photograph to stimulate your muse, or if you’re an artist or photographer choose one of your own works to help you write a shadorma.


Just o add to the fun I thought I’d zest the shadorma with another micropoem as an “intermezzo” if you’d like to try it out.

But before I do that remember that 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!

I thought we’d look at the diamante it’s an interesting form  – let’s look and see what Shadow Poetry has to say about it:

A Diamante is a seven-lined contrast poem set up in a diamond shape. The first line begins with a noun/subject, and second line contains two adjectives that describe the beginning noun. The third line contains three words ending in -ing relating to the noun/subject. The forth line contains two words that describe the noun/subject and two that describe the closing synonym/antonym. If using an antonym for the ending, this is where the shift should occur. In the fifth line are three more -ing words describing the ending antonym/synonym, and the sixth are two more adjectives describing the ending antonym/synonym. The last line ends with the first noun’s antonym or synonym.

To make it a bit simpler, here is a diagram.

Line 1: Noun or subject
Line 2: Two Adjectives describing the first noun/subject
Line 3: Three -ing words describing the first noun/subject
Line 4: Four words: two about the first noun/subject, two about the antonym/synonym
Line 5: Three -ing words about the antonym/synonym
Line 6: Two adjectives describing the antonym/synonym
Line 7: Antonym/synonym for the subject

Here’s one of my former diamante as an example:


wondrous, adventure
dreaming, refreshing, escaping
sweet, respite, fearful, fretful
worrying, projecting, rejecting
sad, fearful

But I like to break rules at times so keeping the form I wrote this:

walk through
strange magic corridors
into sweetly tempting worlds
hold my hand, come
into my kingdom
to meet

Have a nice 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! ;-)

12 comments on “Bastet’s Shadorma Photo Prompt – July 5, 2014

  1. Blog It Or Lose It
    July 5, 2014

    What a gorgeous image — I’m loving the greenery and the shoes on the wall. And a new form to try out, too — this’ll be fun 🙂

    • Bastet
      July 5, 2014

      Yeah! Glad you enjoyed it. My muse was not amused at the idea of writing a prompt … had to rewrite it twice until I got it right.

      • Blog It Or Lose It
        July 6, 2014

        Ah, another cranky muse! 🙂

      • Bastet
        July 7, 2014

        Yeash he/she is being lazy recently!

  2. Tracesofthesoul
    July 5, 2014

    Oh Georgia, what a stunning photo!! I wish I were right there NOW!! and a new form to practice. I am working at 7am Saturday…they needed help…so why not…I need the $$ and there you go…it is usually not that busy at that time..youths are usually sleeping in until at least 11am, right? Shall take a look at that later.

    • Bastet
      July 5, 2014

      😀 happy to see so much enthusiasm for the photo and the prompt! Well, I guess I’m glad your getting extra $$ and I should think the kids will be sleeping in on Saturday! Have a great day!

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