For Day 12 let’s try a poem that has 6 lines per stanza. It’s not a common poetry form and may be new to many of you. It is said to have originated in Spain, but I haven’t been able to document that.
“Shadorama” and it is made up of 6 lines per stanza with a specific syllable count, but no need for
rhyming. Tomorrow we will move away from all the syllable counting
for a few days. J
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
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 few different examples
I wrote, one just today about our new adventure (service missionaries to
students in Nigeria).
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!!
Calls me to come see
He’s in awe
He is guarding a treasure
For our eyes only
© 2019 Stephanie Abney
Helping others learn
See it through
A better life lies ahead
Knowing others care
© 2023 Stephanie Abney
Fill my heart with joy
Give me hugs
They are so entertaining
I lead a charmed life
© 2019 Stephanie
Your turn. . . Cheers!!!!
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