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B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Shadorma: Leaves – May 28, 2016

◊ Hello everyone!  This is Paloma, greeting you from B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond. For this week I would like you to write a condensation of Sara Teasdale’s poem, “Leaves”, in Shadorma form. … Continue reading

May 29, 2016 · 6 Comments

B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Tanaga, Revisited – May 14, 2016

◊ Hello everyone!  This is Paloma, greeting you from B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond. For this week you have the choice of writing a shadorma (a non-rhyming six-line poem in 3/5/3/3/7/5), or … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · 8 Comments

B&P Shadorma & Beyond – January 15, 2016 – Distillation

‍‌ 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 … Continue reading

January 16, 2016 · 15 Comments

B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Shadorma – January 2, 2016

Greetings friends, and Happy New Year! Today it is raining in Pennsylvania – after a week of fog and temperatures in the 50s and 60s.  It hit 70 degrees at … Continue reading

January 2, 2016 · 9 Comments

B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Tanaga – December 18, 2015

‍‌‍ Greetings from Paloma! For this week I’d like us to return to the Tanaga for our inspiration. The tanaga is a Filipino poem passed down through oral tradition. It consists of four lines … Continue reading

December 19, 2015 · 18 Comments

B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Pleiades – December 5, 2015

‍‌‍ Greetings from Paloma! For this week I’d like us to look at a form called the Pleiades. A Pleiades is a 7 line poem created by Craig Tigerman.  It is named after the … Continue reading

December 5, 2015 · 11 Comments

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

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 … Continue reading

November 21, 2015 · 27 Comments

B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Shadorma Pair – November 7, 2015

‍‌ Greetings from Paloma! For this week I’d like us to simplify and look at paired shadormas.  As you remember, the shadorma is a non-rhyming six-line poem with a syllable count of … Continue reading

November 7, 2015 · 26 Comments

B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond – August 14, 2015 – Joseph’s Star

♦ Welcome to B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond! For this week I am continuing to review forms we’ve used in the past.   Let’s look again at the Joseph’s Star.   The Joseph’s … Continue reading

August 15, 2015 · 36 Comments

B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Essence – July 18, 2015

◊ Greetings from Paloma! Welcome once again to B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond. For this week, we feature the work of Eyvind Earle and give you the option of writing a Shadorma … Continue reading

July 18, 2015 · 23 Comments