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Monday, January 14, 2013


The Shadorma is a Spanish poetic form made up of a stanza of six lines
(sestet)  with no set rhyme scheme.
 It is a syllabic poem with a meter of 3/5/3/3/7/5.
It can have many stanzas, as long as each follows the meter. 
Little is known about this poetic style's origins and history 
but it is used by many modern poets today. 
This variation of the haiku, which is evident by its syllable pattern, 
can be seen in use in many writing venues

Example Poem

Fickle Sea

Quiet seas 
swathed in moon's full light
are a tease 
with no breeze 
Urging motion to delight 
Man, with no unease.

Strong winds blow 
Force into the sea 
then you know 
that the show 
of tranquility must be
power in escrow. 

Angry storms 
singly, or  much worse 
even, swarms 
now reforms 
fraudulent calm to the curse 
of wrath outside norms.

Water's hell
Can destroy all works 
and dispel 
peace, foretell 
doom for any when gone berserk.
Waves prayer cannot quell.

© Lawrencealot - April 6, 2012

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