Sailing – Shadorma


Sailing – Shadorma

when sails fill
with the mighty wind
we feel free
as we fly
upon crystal blue water
then,  close encounters


Thanks to Mindlovemisery, (who by the way has just opened a new prompt site called: Mindlovemisery Menagerie) I’ve discovered the Shadorma, a Spanish poetry form 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.
Have a great week!

18 thoughts on “Sailing – Shadorma

  1. This is gorgeous you really nailed the form strait off =) Did you consider hosting the Shadorma challenge? Coming up with the weekly themes. Sailing would be a great first theme. If you are game I need an email to invite you to author


  2. Ps wow when did poetry get so complicated ie stanzas I’ve not a clue what all that means I just enjoy reading them. I was ‘Thinking tentatively’ of trying to write something but where would you direct me for an organized prompt that is relaxed , not too many words or rules lol to start with. If it’s too complicated it just puts me off as I’ve not done this before x


  3. Here I go for a second comment…tried with my smart phone and almost done and pffft disappeared and kicked me off…Love this poem, Georgia! Sailing is indeed just like flying. I used to sail on a catamaran and on trapeze…wiiiiiii flying with the wind…lovely form as well, I am going to like this as much as I like haiku and tanka I think. I am so glad you are doing this. Saturday is my second day off and Fridays is for stories and Wed Haiku and Tanka…well….not good with fairytales though. This is going to keep me pretty busy but at least it is all on one website…so I will be more organized. Cool…now I’m going to zzzzzzzzzz nite…or morning. xx


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