Once in a Blue Moon, #Shadorma #PhotoPrompt

©2020 Ritu Bhathal

This week for my poetry challenge, Ritu picked an interesting photo. I got excited at what the rest of you saw or felt from the image. Some detected a malevolence, while others conveyed a normal evening with the moon overhead.

Shadorma poetry has its own rhythm and flow, called a sestet, a six-line stanza poem with syllables: 3/5/3/3/7/5 (26 syllables). As far as I can tell these poems don’t rhyme.

In my poetic research, I can find little out about the form. Supposedly, it originated in Spain, but I can’t back that up with facts. It could be a made-up form… does it matter? Someone made up all of these forms at one time or another. Have fun and experiment with the Shadorma.

Once in a Blue Moon

moonlit oaths
broadcast to the night
shuttered panes
secrets kept
in old segregated rooms
unheard truths remain

©2020 Colleen M. Chesebro

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