BJ’s Shadorma & Beyond – Essence – December 20, 2014

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Welcome once again to BJ’s Shadorma and Beyond!

For those of you who celebrate Christmas – have a wonderful Christmas!  Le Chaim for all of you who are now celebrating Hanukkah.   And to everyone, Happy New Year!  Bastet and I have enjoyed sharing these prompts with you – and we’re hoping that 2015 will be just as rewarding!

Fireworks 2 by Jen at BIOLI for MLMM

For this (busy) week, you have the option of writing a Shadorma (a non-rhyming six-line poem with a syllable count of 3/5/3/3/7/5) – or an Essence.

Created by Emily Romano, the “Essence” consists of two lines of six syllables each.  There is an end rhyme (rhyme at the end of the line) and an internal rhyme (rhyme in the middle of the line).  You may give your Essence whatever title you desire.  For example, take Jan Turner’s essence poem, “Reflection”, found on Shadow Poetry:


Orion studs the sky
as tulip buds grow high.

Copyright © 2006 Jan Turner

The internal rhyme is in blue; the end rhyme is in red.  Here is another example:

Fireworks by Jen at BIOLI for MLMM


Pillar of fire, crackling,
Vulcan’s choir is singing.


Let the photos of fireworks inspire you.  Or, use your own photos from the holidays.

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Once you’ve written your post please tag:  BJ’s Shadorma & Beyond and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie, then put your info onto the Mr. Linky app.  If you ping us back, we’ll be able to read your post ASAP because we will be notified that you’ve written the post (not so with Mr. Linky).

Have fun!


P.S.   Happy Holidays from me as well for all you who are celebrating  Hanukkah and Christmas … many hugs … Georgia @ Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library!

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