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Embrace Shadorma

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Click click click
The sound of typing
Is silent
There’s no click
Tapping on today’s keyboard
I miss it. Don’t you?

I love learning new poetic forms. Today Rahul Gaur introduced me to the shadorma. His example of it is superb. You can find it here: https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/84993506/posts/3274493365

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The roaring
Of an angry cat
Who’s hungry
Tells you “Run!”
Especially a lion –
Not a pussy cat!

The shadorma is a six-line, 26-syllable poem (or a stanza – you can write a poem that is made of multiple shadorma stanzas). The syllable count by line is 3/5/3/3/7/5. So, like the haiku, the lines are relatively short. Rather poetically, the origin of the shadorma is mysterious.

Embrace Shadorma
Give it a try!

Comments on: "Embrace Shadorma" (4)

  1. Really liked the first one. I’ve always wanted to buy a typewriter for the click sound and having a device only for writing.

  2. Nicely done – especially the nostalgic first one

  3. A great informative post, Jan. Love your Shadorma poems. I have not tried this one. Thank you for sharing the structure with us. I may have to give it a try.

  4. i miss the sound, but not the effort to make it happen!

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