Friday, April 8, 2022

Day 8 - Shadorama


How about a poem that is said to have originated in Spain, (I haven’t been able to document that). I’ve used it in the challenge only three times in the past. What do you say? Want to give it a try?

This poem has 6 lines per stanza. It’s not a very common poetry form and may be new to many of you. It’s called “Shadorama” and it is made up of 6 lines per stanza with a specific syllable count, but no need for rhyming.

It can be a one-verse stand-alone poem or you can string together as many 6-line stanzas (following the correct syllable count) as you wish to complete your poem. Most lines only have 3 syllables so choose your words carefully to be able to get your point across. I have often found that in poetry “less is more” and with just the right words amazing pictures can be painted and they can be very thought-provoking.

This is another poem where we need to pay attention to the syllable count:

There is no rhyming scheme but the syllables per line are very precise: 3/5/3/3/7/5


Line 1 ~ 3 syllables

Line 2 ~ 5 syllables

Line 3 ~ 3 syllables

Line 4 ~ 3 syllables

Line 5 ~ 7 syllables

Line 6 ~ 5 syllables


So, here are a couple of poems I wrote a few years ago.

I could have opted for a much longer poem by adding additional stanzas.

But these will give you the main idea.

I can’t wait to see what y’all come up with!! Cheers!!




I marvel
When I pause to look
At sunrise
And sunset
At the beauty of the earth
God has made for us

         © 2019 Stephanie Abney



My grandson
Calls me to come see
He’s in awe
Nature’s feast
He is guarding a treasure
For our eyes only

         © 2019 Stephanie Abney


Your turn. Cheers!!!!


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1 comment:

Heidi L. Murphy said...

Here's my poem for the day: