#Shadorma #Poetry:Specific form

Flame

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
illusions 
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.

For more poetry: click here to hear Magical Whispers

Here is my latest release  Hues Of Hope 

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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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