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Greetings from Paloma! Welcome once again to B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond.
For this week, we feature the work of Eyvind Earle and give you 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. The essence was used in December, but it is good to review the tools in your writing toolbox from time to time.
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.
Jan Turner, 2006
The internal rhyme is in blue; the end rhyme is in red. Here is another example, about summer fireworks since the Fourth of July is still prominent in my memory!
Pillar of fire, crackling,
Vulcan’s choir is singing.
For your inspiration I’ve added paintings by Eyvind Earle. If his style seems familiar, it is because he created the backgrounds for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.
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