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B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Ya-Du – June 6, 2015 –

Max Ernst.  The Eye of Silence. WikiArt.

Max Ernst. The Eye of Silence. WikiArt.

Greetings from Paloma, with the latest edition of B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond.

For this week you may write a shadorma – a non-rhyming sestet with a syllable count of 3/5/3/3/7/5 – or – a Ya-Du.  This is an ancient Burmese poetic form.

Here are the guidelines:

1.  Lines 1, 2, 3, and 4 have four syllables;
2.  Line 5 has 5, 7, 9, or 11 syllables;
3.  Lines 4 and 5 have end rhyme;
4.  Lines 1, 2, and 3 have climbing rhyme in syllables 4, 3, and 2;
5.  Lines 3, 4, and 5 have climbing rhyme in syllables 4, 3, and 2;
6.  There should be a reference to the seasons or nature.

Here is an example for you – inspired by the painting.  It is color-coded so you can see the rhyming structure:

in forest blue
where ferns queue deep
where dew sleeps late
through creeping morn
leap, little doe, and save your firstborn!

Arkhip Kuindzhi. A Birch Grove, 1880. WikiArt.

Arkhip Kuindzhi. A Birch Grove, 1880. WikiArt.

Feel free to write a shadorma (a non-rhyming six-line poem in 3/5/3/3/7/5) and/or ya-du. The choice is yours! When you have written your poem(s), please TAG them B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie. Then add your link to the Mister Linky widget below.

Happy writing!

25 comments on “B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Ya-Du – June 6, 2015 –

    June 6, 2015

    Oh My, you find the trickiest challenges–I always say I can’t do them, and then after a rest, I just have to try! I can always do the Shadorma, though…

      June 6, 2015

      I’ve forgotten whether we’re supposed to use the image above as our theme…?

      • Jen
        June 6, 2015

        Hello Dell 🙂
        You may use either image — but I was thinking that the first image might be more inspirational. Or, you may use your own image – whatever inspires you 🙂

        June 6, 2015

        Anything I want?? Hoo-boy, you’re too good to me, Jen! I do agree that first image is very inspiring–see y’all later. Thanks!

  2. thotpurge
    June 6, 2015

    Wow, this one’s a killer form!!! Sitting rhymes are bad enough, now they’re climbing too!!! 🙂 Promises to be much fun!

    • Jen
      June 6, 2015

      It’s a sneaky form too – it looks simple when you see the result – but it takes a lot of maneuvering. Have fun 😉

  3. Jen
    June 6, 2015

    I am a pretty swell person 😉
    Good luck – and have fun!

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  6. thotpurge
    June 6, 2015

    Like those 1000 piece puzzles you’re trying to solve with a few dozen pieces missing!!! But way too much fun…. here’s my Yadu: https://thotpurge.wordpress.com/2015/06/06/old-dread/

  7. Vagrant Rhodia
    June 6, 2015

    I do love a challenge. It’s a very nice way to wake up my mind 😀

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  11. julespaige
    June 6, 2015

    Dang you made work for my lunch! But then I made it harder I suppose than it had to be:

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  15. threenotes
    June 10, 2015

    I attempted both the forms. The ya-du was very tough, but I managed it….I think.

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