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The Spanish Shadorma (nothing to do with food or shawarma)

Writer’s Digest is a place where I end up discovering wonderful literary and poetry forms and end up delighting myself by just being there. Today, I realized that they have a challenge ongoing currently called the 2017 November PAD (poem-a-day) Chapbook Challenge and while they are already halfway done, I plan to still use the prompts and write at my own pace.  Today’s poem does not fulfill any of the prompts from PAD so far but I will get to those soon. You can find out more about the challenge here (and per the rules, you can play catch up if you have a late start)

Today I discovered the shadorma, which is a Spanish 6-line syllabic poem of 3/5/3/3/7/5 syllable lines respectively. And Robert has a beautiful example over at Writer’s Digest in the previous link. This is my attempt at the shadorma and working it up with the photo prompt for dVerse’s challenge by Lillian and ABC Wednesday‘s letter S.  You can link up multiple shadorma if you chose. This is a fun poetry form to work with, as I discovered. Check out the other entries for dVerse and ABC Wednesday as well as for PAD on Writer’s Digest by clicking on the links provided.



(un?)Comfortablorful Crown


though my crown may be

don’t you see

they’re prickly

they hurt me

and now I shed rainbow tears

hoping you will see

– LadyInRead (Vidya Tiru)


11 thoughts on “The Spanish Shadorma (nothing to do with food or shawarma)

  1. Somehow I can’t see the image here? Just a big sign that says Discover Pixaby Free Images – No Hotlinking. So I’m not sure what you did with the image? I know the image you’re referring to — and yes…the crown and the rainbow tear images are apt descriptors here. Clever title.

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