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B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond – The Baker Street – October 29, 2016

Hello there!

This week I thought we’d try another of the many “little ones” we visited in the past.  I’ve chosen our post written by Paloma on April 11, 2016 introducing  – The Baker Street!


Risultati immagini per 221b Baker Street

The Baker Street was invented Palona says in here original post at Blog it or Lose it:

after watching Benedict Cumberbatch portray Sherlock Holmes.  I find his performances *intense* and *fascinating*.  Cumberbatch makes the role up-to-date without losing the essence of the original Sherlock.  My son also finds him interesting … though I’m sure he does so for completely different reasons. 😉”   Sherlock written in March of 2013.

Here are the rules:

Each stanza has three lines.

Line 1: 2 syllables
Line 2: 2 syllables
Line 3: 1 syllable and includes a “b” in the word.

You may choose to bend the rules and
substitute any consonant or vowel
for the “b” – so long as you use the same
consonant or vowel in each third line.

There are no specific rules regarding number of stanzas,
rhyme, meter, linking stanzas, not linking stanzas, etc.

Here is an example of a Baker Street written by her:

Dragon at Sea. Image from http://pichost.me/1472469/

Dragon at Sea. Image from http://pichost.me/1472469/

What use, /
these dreams? /
Beasts – /
by turns /
spitting /
blaze /
and salt. /
Both sting – /
bite. /
And though /
these dreams – /
brutes – /
torment, /
I still /
beg: /
don’t leave … /
and I /
bleed. //

Now let me try to  give you something to inspire your Baker Street:



Of course if you feel inspired to write a shadorma (3-5-3-3-7-5) that’s great too!

Once you’ve finished writing your piece tag Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie and B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond, then add your name to the Mr. Linky app below.

Have a great time!  See you soon,  Bastet.


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21 comments on “B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond – The Baker Street – October 29, 2016

  1. my frilly freudian slip
    October 29, 2016

    A baker street seems beyond me, but thanks for the Eurythmics! Always loved Annie Lennox.

    • Bastet
      October 29, 2016

      Glad you liked the music and maybe it’ll inspire you to have a great day, no problem for the baker street!

  2. Cheryl-Lynn
    October 29, 2016

    Brava cara, et bon retour!! I am not writing much but I am thinking a lot about you. Gros gros câlin xxx

    • Bastet
      October 29, 2016

      Ah Cara mia! I’m not writing much either though I’m trying to figure out why … in the meantime I do what I can. I too think alot about you and would love to see you over here one day. Gros calin (I don’t have the proper a on my keyboard 😦 ) Ciao e baci xoxo

      • Cheryl-Lynn
        October 29, 2016

        I may be going to San José end of November…I will email you today

      • Bastet
        October 30, 2016

        Cool … sounds like a great trip!

  3. Rall
    October 29, 2016

    I have written a shadorma inspired by an Annie Lennox song, keeping a related theme in Paloma’s poem. Hope this is OK. 🙂

    • Bastet
      October 30, 2016

      Great! I ca’t wait to go and read it! 🙂

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  5. julespaige
    October 29, 2016

    Tough to be brief…and in the holiday ‘spirit’…
    But I think I managed.

    • Bastet
      October 30, 2016

      These little ones can be very difficult indeed … can’t wait to see what you came up with.

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  7. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    October 29, 2016

    I think I got the gist of it… 🙂

    • Bastet
      October 30, 2016

      Nice to see you Bjorn … curious to read what you came up with!

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  10. my frilly freudian slip
    October 30, 2016

    Must be Annie’s inspiration — I baker streeted after all.

    • Bastet
      October 30, 2016

      Wow .. That is fantastic!

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  12. mislucja
    November 2, 2016

    wow … what a surprise to see the Baker Street here! I’m glad so many people took the challenge. Hats off to you all — and to you, especially, Bastet 🙂

    Sorry it took me so long to respond … moving … it’s been nuts!


    • Bastet
      November 12, 2016

      I agree … it was great to see such a response. I’ve been meeting my own self coming and going .. but I’m sure things will pan out soon. Hope your new home brings you happiness!

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