Dec 18, 2009


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 been seen in use in many writing venues.



Also, you can link multiple shadorma (shadormas? shadormae?) like in my example below:

Tis the Season

Christmas comes
Time to celebrate
With our friends
And our kin
It’s the season of giving
And sharing our hearts

Coloured lights
Brighten the pine tree
Standing guard
O’er the gifts
While the stockings hang empty
From the fireplace.

Snow begins
Drifting gently down
Winter’s gift
On this night
To celebrate the season
And lighten the dark.

Stars above
In the silent night
Sparkle bright
guide the way
For the weary travelers
To find their way home.

No comments: