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B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – July 16, 2016

Hello there and sorry I’m late this morning.

As I was laying in bed wondering about what we could write, I began to think about change.  Change can be very many things from summer fashions to the march of the seasons.  Change is part of everything living or dead – animate or inanimate.  Many of us have problems with change – we don’t like it and we want everything to remain fixed — which of course creates a lot of unease.

So I thought we’d write about change but in what form or genre?  In relation to which aspect of change should we write?  Shall we be serious or humorous, philosophical or scientific.

For a moment let’s look at how a zen monk and haiku master writes about change:

The world is a dewdrop
A dewdrop
And yet, and yet …


From time immemorabile mankind has been contemplating the world and therefore change – the kyo (emptiness) and the jitsu (fullness) in their never-ending march together yet separated.  The world is a dewdrop … and yet –

I would like to you write your reflections about change either by using a Choka (a Choka is formed by writing 5/7 syllable couplets and you end the poem with an extra seven-syllable line. The poet may write as many couplets as he or she desires.) or a Shadorma  (a non-rhyming six-line poem of 3/5/3/3/7/5 syllables) or perhaps a Shadorma variation.  And choose whichever aspect of change interests you at this moment.


Once you’ve written your piece tag B&P Shadorma and Beyond and Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie then link to our linking app below (if you add our address to your post you will automatically show up in our comments.)

Have a great week,  Bastet.


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I love to read...I like to write...I've travelled the world and seen the sites. I'm past my prime and feel so young, especially when near the young. I'm writing this blog, to remember, to think and to share...with the hopes that someone else will make a comment that will stimulate new thoughts and pathways. Actually, I'm a gabber, so the logical extension of gabbing is blogging! ;-)

12 comments on “B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – July 16, 2016

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  5. Paloma
    July 16, 2016

    This is a great post, Bastet … Namaste

    And so many hugs


    • Bastet
      July 18, 2016

      I’m happy you think so Paloma – Namaste to you too and many hugs. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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  7. taleweavering
    July 17, 2016

    I may yet try a Choka — as I am always meditating on change. Excellent prompt. I may not ping. I’ll check later.


    • Bastet
      July 18, 2016

      Thanks for dropping by … and if a Choka come that is fine if not we’ll see in the future 🙂


      • taleweavering
        July 18, 2016

        I like syllable counting. It’s my drumming. I just don’t always have words to go with the finger taps, 🙂


      • Bastet
        July 18, 2016

        I like syllable counting as well … and at this place in my life I know what you mean …


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