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.
to that dark winter
More sun and
nature awakens again
life renewed once more
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.
Oooops, sorted it out now! A copying issue
Ah! That’s better. You should dash into print more often.
Seems to have the last line MIA Sue. But I like what I can read.
I assume the top line is a title as the rest follows the pattern, but no last line. Missing in action..
Nope, all there …3,5,3,3,7,5
They are now, but the last line was missing when I first read the post.
It’s lovely, Sue – and nicely matched by the photo
just noticed your last line has gone missing!
Just seen it’s all over the shop, updated in now
Even better now 🙂
Thanks, Debbie! Hoping I might write some more soon…
That’s lovely Sue – your brain is clearly still in good working order!
Thank you, Sarah!
I know very little about poetry ‘rules’ but this worked well for me, Sue. Suitably seasonal.
Best wishes, Pete.
Good effort! Well done you.
Such a happy spingtime poem. Gorgeous photo to go with it too 😀
Thank you, Cee!
Ahh… nature awakens again. Beautiful, indeed!
Thank you, Amy!
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.
Oh my goodness, you really have it cold