Poetry

Poetry

Poetrythe poet
unabashedly
announces
each moment
is worthy of a poem
each is a poem

with
each
new word
a poem
will take the reader
deeper into its relevance
broadening the experience
until the reader
understands
those thoughts
are
true

My response to Day 7 of napowrimo.net, which asks us to write either a shadorma or a Fib, contains both.

The Fib is a poetic form created by Gregory K. Pincus that plays off the mathematical Fibonacci sequence to arrive at the syllable count per line. For a 6-line poem, that count would be 1/1/2/3/5/8. Each count is determined by adding the 2 previous line-counts. A multi-stanza poem can be written by linking multiple Fibs together. Mine was created by reversing the syllable count in the second half – 8/5/3/2/1/1.

A shadorma has one or more 6-line stanza(s) with a syllable count of 3/5/3/3/7/5. I posted a shadorma for each day of the month during November 2017.

~ Day 7 ~

Image source: Wikipedia

who could guess – Shadorma

who could guess
it would be a fad
held by Mom
with eyes closed
while swaddled in a blanket
in my first selfie

This is my twenty-ninth shadorma using a photo from my WP Media Library for Eliot Dybden’s Shadorma November (ShaNov) at Along the Interstice. A shadorma has six lines with no rhyme or meter, except for a syllable structure of 3/5/3/3/7/5.
Photo originally used with the poem Butterfly Effect.  Obviously, I did not take this photo.

 

studying – Shadorma

New Holland Fermentation Tanks

studying
chambers of his heart
would reveal
hardening
imposed by her disregard
for his affection

This is my twenty-eighth shadorma using a photo from my WP Media Library for Eliot Dybden’s Shadorma November (ShaNov) at Along the Interstice. A shadorma has six lines with no rhyme or meter, except for a syllable structure of 3/5/3/3/7/5.
This is the second shadorma inspired by this photo. The first was newborn thoughts.
Photo originally used with the photo blog Deux Presque Isles.