#Shadorma #Poetry:Specific form


This red flame
carries dreams within
the fire,
the glimmer –
a volcano waits to burst –
a dormant desire


 burning balm
ignites a yearning
raging smoke
fails to sheath
the shifts that devalue love.
even souls smolder


its beauty 
dwindles with the smoke
darken with 
the flame but it whispers love! 
tethers fall apart
© Balroop Singh

Inspired from Colleen’s Specific form challenge. This week’s form has been chosen by Jules and it is Shadorma. I’ve written three of them on a specific subject.

A Shadorma consists of a six-line stanza (or sestet). Each stanza is written as 3-5-3-3-7-5 for a total of 26 syllables with no set rhyme scheme.

Image from: pixaby

Thank you.

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51 thoughts on “#Shadorma #Poetry:Specific form

  1. Hi,
    It’s so deep and intense . Love your poetry always. You are a magician who shapes stories with words. This reminded me of the lines I wrote long back it was a simple one:
    Light in dark,
    cozy in cold
    Symbol of being bold.
    Smokes to kill,
    smokes to flavors.
    Ties you in bond,
    Takes you beyond……..
    Daljeet Kaur

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