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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 it: MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie and B&Ps Shadorma and Beyond. And don’t forget to add your link to Mister Linky.