Winter Fantasia – Shadorma, Tanka and Haiku – January 2, 2016

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wondrous pink magic …
five giants
watch the sun
sink into lake Garda – ah
cherry blossom skies

the sunset
bidding us goodbye
blushes pink
we enjoyed
this last day before the snowfall
in the olive groves

this morning
crows caw in the fog
harsh and loud
brash calls
they navigate with echos
like old black foghorns


even as I write
the fog shrouds Arco’s valley
the sky whispers – snow
inviting is the fireplace
and my mug of hot green tea

winter’s arrival
with each new snowflake
a fantasia

© G.s.k. ‘16

B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Shadorma – January 2, 2016

The Shadorma is a poetic form consisting of a six-line stanza (or sestet). The form is alleged to have originated in Spain. Each stanza has a syllable count of three syllables in the first line, five syllables in the second line, three syllables in the third and fourth lines, seven syllables in the fifth line, and five syllables in the sixth line (3/5/3/3/7/5) for a total of 26 syllables. A poem may consist of one stanza, or an unlimited number of stanzas (a series of shadorma).

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