IN-FORM POET: SHADORMA

The Shadorma form was brought to my attention through falling in love with De Jackson’s poetry. De is taken with the form, and utilizes it well.

This sextet (six-lined) poem is thought to have originated in Spain. It includes a syllable count of 3/5/3/3/7/5.

Marie Elena’s Attempt

Yet, Lamenting the Need

As for me,
I find forgiveness
in the heart
of The One
who simply makes the promise,
then makes good on it.

The Other Guy’s Two-cents:

BURNT OFFERINGS

Billowing.
Falling leaves rise up;
dark billows.
Ash smolders
as autumn digs in her heels.
Leaves ablaze once more.