My Take – TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 289, 9/13/22 #SpecificForm: Shadorma

This week Colleen has challenged us to write a syllabic poem using the Shandorma form.

Colleen says:

“I researched the shadorma form for my book, Word Craft: Prose & Poetry. In Chapter 13, pg. 185, I share:
“Shadorma poetry is purported to have originated in Spain, but I could find no concrete evidence to back up this assertion.”
Word Craft: Prose & Poetry

The Shadorma consists of a six-line stanza (or sestet). Each stanza is written as 3-5-3-3-7-5 for a total of 26 syllables with no set rhyme scheme. When writing a Shadorma, I would concentrate on a specific subject. Shadorma need a title.

Happy Moments

hummingbirds
spirit sings and smiles
buzzing wings
precede sight
they drink then backup and wave
my morning is bright

Thank you for reading!

©Ruth Klein’s Scribbles

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