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:


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

38 thoughts on “IN-FORM POET: SHADORMA

  1. space
    (a shadorma)

    I don’t want to be the filler, if the void is solely yours. – Alanis Morissette

    I don’t want
    any more empty
    -ness; hearts pressed
    to hollow
    chest, breathing in silent will,
    cold helium hope.

  2. Working Mom

    “My only concern was to get home after a hard day’s work.” Rosa Parks

    Leaves before
    they wake; she works while
    dreaming of
    sweet laughter
    from tiny ones who greet her
    with a song of, “MOM!”

  3. I don’t usually write with many forms – Thanks for the challenge – and it WAS a challenge for me.

    A humble attempt:

    “Missing Summer”

    Lying sky
    empty of clouds and
    full of sun
    looks of warmth
    and heat, hiding deceit of
    blue skies in winter.

  4. This is my favorite form. Thanks!

    Coral Rose

    Coral colored rose
    in perfect
    petal form
    rises royally from the grave
    of its withered sisters,

    lowly subjects of
    new regime,
    Holding high its scalloped head,
    rose knows time is short.

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  7. UNEXPECTED LIFE (a shadorma)

    I had been
    a caterpillar
    until the
    day I died.
    Which was really the birth of
    me: a butterfly.

    P. Wanken

  8. Hairline Cracks
    (A Shadorma)

    Hairline cracks
    show up in concrete.
    It happens.
    Like a healing broken heart.
    It still has great strength.

    By Michael Grove

  9. Response

    Waiting for your
    response to my call
    since so long,
    Heart skips beats
    when mobile rings known tune but
    dead before take it.

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