B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Essence – July 18, 2015

Eyvind Earle.  Land of the Midnight Sun. WikiArt.
Eyvind Earle. Land of the Midnight Sun. WikiArt.

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:

Reflection

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!

Fireworks

Pillar of fire, crackling,
Vulcan’s choir is singing.

Paloma

Eyvind Earle. Tumblr.
Eyvind Earle. Tumblr.

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.

Eyvind Earle.   Fields of Fog. WikiArt.
Eyvind Earle. Fields of Fog. WikiArt.

Once you’ve written your post please tag:  B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie, then put your info into the Mr. Linky app.  If you ping us back, we’ll be able to read your post ASAP because we will be notified that you’ve written the post (not so with Mr. Linky). Please add your link to the comments if you have any difficulties in linking up.

Have fun!
Paloma

23 comments

  1. This is all so beautiful–“essence” sounds a bit tricky, but I’m sure I’ll have a go at it later on. Thank you for being here, inspiring us always.

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  2. […] “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. Please see: MLMM: BPS Shadorma Beyond Essence […]

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  3. Included this Essence at my daily this morning.

    delinquency

    in and out, patter feet
    some give pout, not all greet

    ©JP/dh

    (I think of Wil Robinson’s robot – from TV’s “Lost in Space” flailing his arms;
    “Intruder Alert! Intruder Alert!” – though I may have my references askew…
    Ah, I think The Robot says things like: ‘Danger Wil Robinson’, And ‘Warning’ –
    ‘Intruder Alert’ – I think comes from the computer of the Star-Trek series.)

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