A quick Spring poem

Margaret of From Pyrennees to Pennines has posted a poem for Rebecca Cunningham’s Fake Flamenco poetry challenge, and this morning it got me writing one of my own for the first time in 7 years…..a bit clumsy, but it’s a start……got to keep the brain going!

This month, Rebecca’s asked us to write a Shadorma – a non-rhyming six line poem with a specific syllable count of  3/5/3/3/7/5, focussing on light and darkness. I dashed this off too quickly, but doubt I’ll fine tune it now, so here it is.

Spring Light

Say goodbye

to that dark winter

Hello Spring!

More sun and

nature awakens again

life renewed once more


  1. That’s great, Sue. But just as you had to put me right, so I must return the favour. I see five lines here, and none of the ones I can read have 7 syllables. It probably got left out in copying over.

  2. It’s lovely, Sue – and nicely matched by the photo

  3. That’s lovely Sue – your brain is clearly still in good working order!

  4. I know very little about poetry ‘rules’ but this worked well for me, Sue. Suitably seasonal.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  5. Good effort! Well done you.

  6. Such a happy spingtime poem. Gorgeous photo to go with it too 😀

  7. Amy

    Ahh… nature awakens again. Beautiful, indeed!

  8. Do you think if I go outside and read this splendid poem to my yard it will thaw out? We still can’t remove the stakes holding the Christmas decorations in place.

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