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Hello everyone! Welcome to BJ’s Shadorma and Beyond!
This week as always, you have the choice to write a shadorma (a non-rhyming, six-line poem in 3/5/3/3/7/5 syllables) – or this time you may try a Clarity Pyramid.
The Clarity Pyramid was created by Jerry P. Quin. Here is a sample written by Marie Summers, © 2002. [Source: Shadow Poetry.]
coated in bright layers
with a daisy border dream
“milky morsels plucked from rainbows”
Here is a brief explanation.
* The Clarity Pyramid has seven lines.
* The first line has one syllable, the second line has two syllables, the third line has three syllables … etc., on to the eighth line which has eight syllables.
* The poem has three stanzas (or paragraphs): three lines, then three lines, then one line. (A set of three lines in poetry is called a triplet.)
* Formatting: The Clarity Pyramid is center-aligned (so as to look sort of like a pyramid). Make your first line bold, in capital letters. Put your final line in quotation marks. The title of your poem is your first line – that one-syllable word.
* The first line is the subject or focus of your poem; the second and third lines are either synonyms for the title or they help clarify the subject. (In Marie’s poem, “paint”, with its synonyms, “pigment” and “colorings”.)
* The second stanza is a life event centered around the first stanza. (The paint in a special room from Marie’s childhood.)
* The last line redefines the first line. (Marie redefines “paint” as “”milky morsels plucked from rainbows”.)
Let the “Feast” painting or the example Clarity Pyramid inspire you!
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