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Bastet’s Photo Shadorma Prompt – October 11, 2014

Good Morning!

This morning I thought we’d visit one of my favorite impressionists, Vincent Van Gogh.  We all know something about his tragic life and most of us have seen at least one of his paintings.  This morning I’ve chosen two which you can choose from to write this week’s shadorma.

 

The first is one of my favorites and was painted in 1888, the second I’d never seen – it can be found at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam – it was painted in 1887.  I found them on the Italian section of Wikipedia dedicated to a list of paintings by the master … you can click here for more paintings and their discriptions.  It was interesting for me to note that if you click on the pages in other languages, the selections of paintings change.  Have fun looking at the works of this great artist!

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The shadorma is created in the following fashion:  it’s a 6-line poem of 3/5/3/3/7/5  syllables per lines respectively.  Here’s my example using the second painting:

 

Van Gogh - la courtisane

Van Gogh – la courtisane

 

oniric
the courtesan peeks
at the blooms
in the spring
slowly like gentle snow flakes
cherry blossoms fall

(c) G.s.k. ’14

You can use the photos to inspire you to write a poem or choose one of your own.  Not interested in either the Shadorma or poetry but you like the photo and feel inspired?  No problem … go for it!

Once you’ve written your post, put your link on Mr. Linky and be sure to tag … Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie and Bastet’s Shadorma Prompt!

 

Have fun and have a great 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! ;-)

44 comments on “Bastet’s Photo Shadorma Prompt – October 11, 2014

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  2. Suzanne
    October 11, 2014

    I had a go at this prompt- my effort is nowhere near as good as yours but here’s the link http://artifactsandfictions.com/2014/10/11/a-bit-of-art-history/

    • Bastet
      October 11, 2014

      your shadorma was great … I also think you should link up with Mr. Linky so other’s will be able to read your work 😉

      • Suzanne
        October 13, 2014

        Sorry I overlooked the Link Up. I went back and put my name on the list. 🙂

      • Bastet
        October 13, 2014

        Yeah! Good for you! 🙂

  3. julespaige
    October 11, 2014

    Off on a day full of errands. But I’ll be back – I really like ‘la courtisane’

    • Bastet
      October 12, 2014

      Glad you enjoyed … I also had a full day yesterday … and now who’s going to be able to catch up on her friends endeavors? 😉 have a nice Sunday.

  4. suej
    October 11, 2014

    I like the idea of a Shadorma…..have just written one, but nothing to do with your photos or Van Gogh!

    • Bastet
      October 11, 2014

      Hi Suej … the shadorma prompts are just a way to introduce shadorma .. in fact there’s no reason why you have to write about the photos I use, I thought I’d written that in the prompt itself … you’re always welcome to link if you wish to do so! 🙂

      • suej
        October 11, 2014

        Thanks! I’m a bit dense today, I think I didn’t read your prompt. I’ll try linking later….

      • Bastet
        October 12, 2014

        Ach … I don’t think you’re dense …. busy more than likely … if you’ve been following my blog you’ll seen some of the really dumb stuff I’ve done because I speed read the promps 😀

      • suej
        October 12, 2014

        🙂

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  7. georgeplace2013
    October 11, 2014

    The Shadorma form is beautiful. It is amazing how much one can say in so few words.

    • Bastet
      October 12, 2014

      I do so agree … it’s like a western haiku … with a little more freedom of movement 😉 glad you discovered the form!

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  9. J
    October 12, 2014

    Oooh! Van Gogh! [Squee!]
    Hooray for Georgia — so glad to see these paintings! 🙂

    • Bastet
      October 12, 2014

      Glad you enjoyed Jen … I thought you would … and I couldn’t resist the Japanese lady 😉

      • J
        October 12, 2014

        Quite a different approach to thinking of Van Gogh, isn’t it? He modeled a few of his paintings on Kesen (sp?) — it’s where he got a lot of his line quality.

      • Bastet
        October 12, 2014

        Sure is … I do remember some of my art history and the sensation that it gave me at the time. I was already fascinated with Japanese art and poetry back then. My Dad had lived in Japan for some years and he was so Zen … though he never ever talked about things Japanese, in fact he was a very quiet man … I picked it up anyway and only knew much later just how profound he was …

      • J
        October 12, 2014

        Interesting how our perspectives on our parents change over time — for good for for bad!

      • Bastet
        October 12, 2014

        True .. it really is amazing.

      • Bastet
        October 12, 2014

        Hmmm … got a little off my subject there didn’t I!

      • J
        October 12, 2014

        Nah!

    • Bastet
      October 12, 2014

      Wow! Thanks dear girl!

      • J
        October 12, 2014

        Quite welcome 🙂

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  11. Oliana @Tracesofthesoul
    October 15, 2014

    Love your choice of paintings but your shadorma, Georgia, have the heart and spirit of a haiku…so beautiful!

    • Bastet
      October 16, 2014

      Thanks Oliana … I’m finding that the haiku experience is adding something to a lot of what I write … a good thing in the end and I’m happy you noticed it too 🙂

      • Oliana @Tracesofthesoul
        October 16, 2014

        Oh the quality of this one truly is magnificient…I wish there was a special adjective to describe a haiku that mesmerizes you, speaks of nature and is soft like a butterfly.

      • Bastet
        October 16, 2014

        Wow — thanks Oliana! This is a fine compliment and I’m so happy you went beyond the surface and really read the poem example … you make me smile!

      • Oliana @Tracesofthesoul
        October 16, 2014

        I’m a good student:)

      • Bastet
        October 16, 2014

        🙂 ach … you’re more than that!

    • Bastet
      October 16, 2014

      The comments are turned off a Tournesol Dan les Giarden … I loved what you’ve written and in French it’s so compelling! Thanks for posting this week …

      • Oliana @Tracesofthesoul
        October 16, 2014

        I just checked and my general settings accepts comments but not each post when I check back…grrrr. I wrote it in French and decided to translate it later.

      • Bastet
        October 16, 2014

        You did well … better than using google translater .. hope the comments are working again .. better still hope it’s not a problem from my end —- egoist that I am 😉

      • Oliana @Tracesofthesoul
        October 16, 2014

        fixed…done…going to bed now. Ciao, bella:) xx

      • Bastet
        October 16, 2014

        Ciao and sleep tight …

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    • Bastet
      October 16, 2014

      Seems I can’t comment on your post page and hope this gets to you. The shadorma is lovely and I’m so happy you wrote it in French too … the language of love! 🙂

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