B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – The Twenty-Eight – November 21, 2015

Maxfield Parrish. The Lantern Bearers, 1908. Wikimedia.

Greetings from Paloma!

For this week we will look at the shadorma once again (a non-rhyming form in 3/5/3/3/7/5  syllables) and the Twenty Eight, created by J. Lapis of Dark Light Harbor.

The Twenty Eight


Four lines with seven syllables each;
end-rhyme the first and fourth line (optional).

Alternate Form

Seven lines with four syllables each

Maxfield Parrish. Alarums and Excursions, 1899. Cleveland Museum of Art

Here is the Twenty Eight J. Lapis wrote for Dark Light Harbor.  Visit her post to see the original image that inspired the poem:

Copper’d flames fast-burnt, fallen;
Leaf carpet, ember’d pathway
‘Neath November’s pewter rain…
Swift fiery season ashen.

© J Lapis, 2015

Today’s inspiration comes from Muscleheaded Blog, where Maxfield Parrish was shared this week.

Maxfield Parrish. Arizona, n.d. Via Pinterest.

When you have written your poem(s), please TAG them B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie. Then add your link to the Mister Linky widget below.

Have Fun!



    • Very welcome 🙂
      Can’t go wrong with Parrish … I was low on inspiration and saw your post and ZIP! the muses kicked into gear. Your posts on Parrish are great 🙂


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