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B&P Shadorma and Beyond – The Oddquain – October 10, 2015

Lourdes Castro. Sombras Projetadas, 1964. WikiArt.


Welcome to B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond.  For today you may write a shadorma (an unrhymed poem with a syllable count of 3/5/3/3/7/5), or an “oddquain“.

An oddquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem with seventeen syllables in five lines: 1, 3, 5, 7, 1.
It was created by Glenda L. Hand.   The oddquain may stand alone, or it may be combined / modified as follows:

Oddquain Sequences – a longer poem made of several oddquains;

Crown Oddquain – a series of five oddquains;

Reverse Oddquain – an oddquain with a reverse pattern of 1-7-5-3-1;

Oddquain Butterfly – a nine-line stanza with 1-3-5-7-1-7-5-3-1. For example:

Celebration (Butterfly Oddquain)

dances in
September’s swirl of
leaves, golden colors form her
of dazzling freedom, twirling
into the final
fall to earth’s

Glenda L. Hand (c) 2006

For this week you may write a shadorma, or an oddquain / oddquain variation.

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

Have fun!


28 comments on “B&P Shadorma and Beyond – The Oddquain – October 10, 2015

  1. listentothebabe
    October 10, 2015

    Is the visual a prompt as well?

    • Paloma
      October 11, 2015

      Yes, if it inspires you 🙂

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  3. J Lapis
    October 10, 2015

    Oooh, this sounds really FUN!

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  5. Rall
    October 10, 2015

    This was fun and I love your picture. Great prompt.

    • Paloma
      October 11, 2015

      Oh good — I’m glad you had fun with it! Thanks Rall —

  6. julespaige
    October 10, 2015

    Something to work on… This weekend 🙂

  7. Oliana
    October 11, 2015

    Another opportunity to write something outside my “comfort zone” like TheSeekersDungeon has asked us. Hmm, while the turkey is cooking perhaps, I’ll find time tomorrow:)

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  9. Bastet
    October 11, 2015

    Cool .. this looks interesting … thanks Paloma for another great form!

    • Paloma
      October 13, 2015

      Very welcome! I’m glad you can work with it 🙂

      • Bastet
        October 13, 2015

        I really liked it, once I got over the first obstacle – those one syllable words are tricky!

      • Paloma
        October 14, 2015

        sure are! o.O

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  11. julespaige
    October 11, 2015

    I’ve got more in the works and more I want to try.
    For now this form worked with another prompt.

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  14. julespaige
    October 13, 2015

    Here’s a second piece with the Butterfly.
    Might do a third just so there is a series.

  15. adaspoetryalcove
    October 14, 2015

    I tried a butterfly and a plain oddquain. https://adaspoetryalcove2.wordpress.com/2015/10/13/oddquain/

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