Desert Rose – Shadorma and Tilus – May 1, 2016

the desert
as the wind whispers
the sun burns
life hides deep
under the stony shadows
of a desert rose

© G.s.k. ‘16

in his blue veil he rode –
the desert

© G.s.k. ‘16

B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – April 30, 2016 – I used the video from Paloma’s lovely prompt – but wasn’t really feeling too horsey today … so I wrote about the Sahara … where the desert rose – a rock formation – can be found … in the shadow perhaps we’d find a small insect – like a scorpion 😉


Carpe Diem Special #208 Sara McNulty’s 4th “fantasy” shadorma – here is our last celebratory post in honour of Sara McNulty  who won the Carpe Diem Kukai dedicated to time.

shadorma — a non-rhyming six-line poem in 3/5/3/3/7/5 — or a tilus. A tilus is a non-rhyming, 3-line poem with a syllable count of 6-3-1.

17 thoughts on “Desert Rose – Shadorma and Tilus – May 1, 2016

  1. Reading this shadorma, I was right there and the last line I though, of a different rose; after writing the prompt to Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille with a shadorma, reminded how much i had missed writing this form.

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    • I agree about the Shadorma .. it’s a splendid form and of course for haiku/tanka writers it’s actually a nice variation of the Japanese genre. I’m happy you enjoyed the poems.


  2. I like the rock…the desert rose. I imagine the old movies of caravans of camels…yet there were some riders too on fine steeds – as protection forces?


    • I think yes there were and still are riders on horseback in these caravans …. they still exist in many parts of the North Western Sahara and the Toareg actually entered into the news a couple of years back – however their camels and horses had been substituted for jeeps and land rovers – they were trying to take over Mali if I’m not mistaken.

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