Shadorma – Memories – June 1, 2014

(C) Jen from Blog it or Lose it!

open eyes
upon a world long gone
flashing by
movies on a drive-in screen
of my youth – long gone

why do these way-ward thoughts
long entombed

ages long gone
feel like yesterday
happy smiles
of dead friends
are as fresh as spring roses
placed in cool water

though long gone
these memories like new keep
blossoming …
summer scenes
of drive-ins – picnics  – fireworks
the 50s – my youth

so I smile
as I indulge happiness
fresh mowed lawns
swimming pools
an old documentary
from my mind’s archives


A shadorma is composed of six non-rhyming lines (sestina or sextet) and the syllable pattern is 3-5-3-3-7-5.  It can have as many stanzas as you like, just as long as each stanza follows the syllable pattern mentioned above . 

Shadorma #10 from Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie

18 thoughts on “Shadorma – Memories – June 1, 2014

    • It is strange how they just pop up…but sometimes it’s like, you smell a certain smell an there’s the memory, or maybe the light in the evening has a particular slant. But then sometimes a memory comes up for no special reason at all. Hope all’s going well with your book promotion! Best of luck on the next phase.


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