Greetings, fellow writers!
For this week we will look at poetry distillation, a technique first taught to me by Chevrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.
As you may have heard, Alan Rickman passed away this week. While the actor is mostly known for his role as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series – and Hans Gruber in Die Hard – he was extremely versatile and multi-talented.
And his voice is amazing.
So for this week I offer you two pieces read by Alan Rickman. Please listen to them, choose one piece, and distill the meaning of the piece into a shadorma.
[A shadorma is a non-rhyming six-line poem with a syllable count of 3/5/3/3/7/5.]
Robert Herrick’s poem, “Delight in Disorder”, goes with the painting:
(Poem: Rober Herrick – Delight in Disorder)
The second piece comes from philosopher Marcel Proust:
(Text: Marcel Proust – Life Would Suddenly Seem Wonderful)
Once you’ve written your shadorma (or two!) please link to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie and B&P Shadorma & Beyond then add your link to Mr. Linky.
If the link is being temperamental (or not working!) please add your link to the comments.