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B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond – August 14, 2015 – Joseph’s Star

Welcome to B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond!

For this week I am continuing to review forms we’ve used in the past.   Let’s look again at the Joseph’s Star.   The Joseph’s Star was created by Christina R. Jussaume. It is a non-rhyming 8-line poem with a syllable count of 1/3/5/7/7/5/3/1.  Each stanza is center-aligned so that the finished poem is diamond-shaped.

You may join as many stanzas as you wish.

Here is an example of a one-stanza Joseph’s Star:

of these roads
will lead to your heart –
and which has the highest cost?
if you’re creeping in the mud
you haven’t arrived –
keep moving –

Or – since this is “Shadorma and Beyond” – you may write a shadorma – or a combination of shadormas and Joseph’s Stars.  Again, the shadorma is a non-rhyming 6-line poem with a syllable count of 3/5/3/3/7/5.

You may use the Beatles song, the Jacek Yerka painting, or whatever inspires you!

When you have written your Joseph’s Star, tag itMindLoveMisery’s Menagerie and B&Ps Shadorma and Beyond.  And don’t forget to add your link to Mister Linky.

Have Fun!


36 comments on “B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond – August 14, 2015 – Joseph’s Star

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  2. C.C.
    August 15, 2015

    Love that photo 🙂

    • Jen
      August 15, 2015

      He’s a great artist, isn’t he? 🙂

      • C.C.
        August 15, 2015

        Never heard of him before, but if this one is any indication then I would say a resounding YES!!

      • C.C.
        August 15, 2015

        Oh WOW, I just googled him…he is FANTASTIC!!!

      • Jen
        August 16, 2015

        He sure is!!! When I saw him on WikiArt the first time I was blown away… Very glad you enjoy the work too 🙂

  3. Bastet
    August 15, 2015

    Wow .. what a cool challenge and I agree with C.C. a great photo

    • Jen
      August 15, 2015

      Thanks — I think this form still has a lot of potential with the diamond format — and this artist is another favorite. Very recent too. 🙂

      • Bastet
        August 15, 2015

        I’ like to give it a try asap .. hope I’ve got the time … had problems with the computer this morning … a anti-virus update that was HEAVY!

    • Jen
      August 15, 2015

      Oh wow …. antivirus update? Yeesh. That might explain some things around here too 😛

      • Bastet
        August 15, 2015

        Don’t know about that .. unless we have the same antivirus … the internet has been sketchy every day it’s been really hot .. think it overheats my CPU …

  4. Rall
    August 15, 2015

    Very good prompt Jen . Enjoyed writing this.Your prompt poem was excellent and inspirational too. Looking forward to reading the others.

    • Jen
      August 15, 2015

      Thanks Rall — I’m so glad you enjoyed the prompt! Looking forward to your poem 🙂

  5. Valida Faire
    August 15, 2015

    Hi Jen! This will be interesting to try–and I LOVE the painting, fantastic!

    • Jen
      August 15, 2015

      Can hardly wait!
      Glad you liked the painting too. A lot of his work on WikiArt — quite interesting!

      • Valida Faire
        August 15, 2015

        I got 2 stanzas so I’m excited–but I didn’t end up using the WikiArt image…now, go to sleep!!

    • Jen
      August 15, 2015

      Yes — g’night! 😀

  6. Gemma Wiseman
    August 15, 2015

    A stunning painting which suits an event that impacted my life over the past week.

    • Jen
      August 15, 2015

      I’m so glad the painting was meaningful to you —
      Looking forward to your response 🙂
      All the best —

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  12. AC Elliott
    August 18, 2015

    This was a fun one. I hadn’t done the Joseph’s Star form before. Hope you enjoy it. I added it to the link up this time. Sometimes, I am unable to do that due to time. Lol

    • Jen
      August 19, 2015

      Hello AC — glad you enjoyed the form! 🙂

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  14. Bastet
    August 19, 2015

    Hello … I’ve written my Joseph Star but it won’t come up until the 23rd of August … and of course it’s about wanderlust 😉

    • Jen
      August 19, 2015

      I’ll be looking forward to it! 🙂

  15. julespaige
    August 20, 2015

    Finally got here. But I’ll post it tomorrow….

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