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Bastet’s Shadorma Photo Prompt – The Muse -September 13, 2014

Hello World!

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).


The Muse - Calliope

The Muse – Calliope

Oh white muse
holding your open book
inspire us
to create
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!

Ciao 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! ;-)

13 comments on “Bastet’s Shadorma Photo Prompt – The Muse -September 13, 2014

  1. Blog It Or Lose It
    September 13, 2014

    Hi Georgia — I have a bad feeling I destroyed my previous comments. o.O
    She looks wonderful here — ready to inspire us all! Glad you could use the photo. 🙂

    • Bastet
      September 13, 2014

      Ah … however did you do that? Don’t worry though, the otherday on my blogger blog I spammed instead of published Kristjaan by mistake … too many buttons too close! 🙂 She is a doll isn’t she … thanks once again for sending her along.

      • Blog It Or Lose It
        September 13, 2014

        Well, the comments were there — then they weren’t! No idea what happened. Ugh.

        Did you see Kristjaan is going to have another weblog soon? He’s going to need a clone to keep up with his posting!

        Glad you liked her 🙂

      • Bastet
        September 13, 2014

        Oh my … I’M going to need a clone to keep up with him! Are you talking about the Choka? If so I just read that .. cool idea. BTW I’m falling behind on Carpe Diem again … however do you manage my dear girl?

      • Blog It Or Lose It
        September 13, 2014

        Yes, Choka —

        I’m a bit nervous too — barely keeping up myself. BUT it keeps me sane and happy so I do it. Smiling! 🙂

        And now that I’m adding some graphic elements it’s really taking care of the frustrated artist too. (If only it could take care of the other frustrated stuff.)

        [Waaaaaa? Did she just say that?]


      • Bastet
        September 14, 2014

        A ha! I knew I’d read this comment yesterday and then I had to run without answering it. I’ve written somewhere else about the Choka and it’s not a big problem actually … my problem lies where the prompts don’t come up in the normal place (like the Shuukan or Haiku Special) and I don’t even see them. A bother that.

        I’m glad you’re have fun with the haiga … funny we don’t realize there’s something missing until it pops up isn’t it … you definately have graphics in your DNA, there’s no doubt about that. Ah .. no what frustrations were you hinting at >:-) (giggle).

      • Blog It Or Lose It
        September 14, 2014

        After missing a few of the prompts accidentally I got a bit paranoid and have developed a kind of OCD ritual with checking the prompts — oh dear. BUT hey, it works.

        Will perhaps be talking about the *other* frustrations in the other blog … poetically, of course. 😀

      • Bastet
        September 14, 2014

        Hmmm … what other blog? Did you open a new blog and I missed it????? Anyway I should do the same. Just a little discipline would do so much for me!

      • Blog It Or Lose It
        September 14, 2014

        Just opened it today — will have no identifying info. For my “darker” stuff. Go to my home page, then find the post with the bats. You can find the link there. Just one “iffy” haiku there right now … more soon. 🙂

      • Bastet
        September 14, 2014

        Cool! Glad you told me .. now I look for bats as in batty dark stuff! 😀

      • Bastet
        September 14, 2014


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