A dose of fetish. Good friends. An incomparable muse.
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:
dreaming, refreshing, escaping
sweet, respite, fearful, fretful
worrying, projecting, rejecting
But I like to break rules at times so keeping the form I wrote this:
strange magic corridors
into sweetly tempting worlds
hold my hand, come
into my kingdom
Have a nice week! Bastet!