A dose of fetish. Good friends. An incomparable muse.
Today we have a special photo that I asked Jen from Blog it or Lose it! to send me. It is a statue of Calliope, the muse of epic poetry, and is believed to be the inspiration behind Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey! The artist is Augustine Pajou (1730 – 1809).
Oh white muse
holding your open book
stories of heroic deeds
in these profane times …
inspire poems of daily glory
in a lost age of evening gloaming
(c) G.s.k. ’14
Shadorma is a Spanish 6-line syllabic poem of 3/5/3/3/7/5 syllable lines respectively. Simple as that.
You’re invited to write a shadorma either inspired by the photo or perhaps from one of your own that tickles your fancy. You may also want to add a second, smaller poem along with it like a Tilus or Tyburn to create a sort of poetic haibun (story with a second poem that rounds up the original) examples can be found in former shadorma posts like last week’s Scarecrow post.
Once you’ve written your poem, put your link on Mr. Linky and be sure to tag … Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie and Bastet’s Shadorma Prompt!