B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – June 27, 2015

Hello folks!

Paloma and I are really scratching our heads trying to scare up some new poetry forms for you to try out.  This week, I went on a hunt for some new invented form and came upon a site called: PMO or Poetic Magnum Opus … and went to their page called (what else) Invented Forms from Poetry Styles.   And I’m very grateful for their efforts!

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The form I’ve chosen for us today is called: The American 767 and it was created by  Dennis L. Dean.

Here it is for you:

The American 767 is:

  • a tristich, a poem in 3 lines. (Cool thing to know!)
  • syllabic, 7-6-7 syllables per line.
  • unrhymed.
  • written with the name of a “bug” in it.

Queen Bee by Judi Van Gorder

Early Spring the Bumblebee
buzzes round and about,
her preference blue blossoms.

Something tells me that the inventor of this form is a haiku poet of sorts not to mention (which I’m doing anyway) a fan of Kobayashi Issa!

Here is my effort:

walking in the wooded shade
a line of ants marched past
with the spoils from a picnic

© G.s.k. ‘15

Not one of my strongest poems I’ll admit … so maybe with inspiration:

And if insects aren’t your thing … perhaps you’d like to write a Shadorma (A non-rhyming, six line poem (sestina) with the following syllable count: 3/5/3/3/7/5.) about nature!

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.

And do have fun!  Ciao, Bastet



    • I do so understand your plight. Actually just catching up after having been away again with no internet at all. But as you say, if one’s on vacation … Thanks for participating notwithstanding all the difficulties …

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