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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!
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.