Poetry Friday

5 Apr

Hello, my friends! I hope it’s been a happy day so far.


This week I was inspired by my friend, Annette Rochelle Aben to try a Shadorma.  The Shadorma is alleged to be a Spanish poetic form but no one knows for sure where it originated from. It’s made up of a stanza of six lines.  It is a syllabic poem with a meter of 3-5-3-3-7-5.  It’s a fun and simple form with an enjoyable ebb and flow to the lines.


It’s the first of the month! Poet’s choice of words!

*The catch is that we can only use the synonyms to these words in our poems.

Colleen hosts a challenge that anyone could participate in called, Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge every Tuesday, and you have until Sunday to create a post featuring your Haiku, Tanka, Haibun, Etheree or Cinquain poem. She is an author and poet, and also does book reviews and so much more on her blog. Be sure to check it out.

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Freshly Hatched


from a different

kind of sleep

peck peck peck

chaotic scuffling begins

the egg cracks open



peep peep peep

chirp chirp chirp

A twenty-four-hour tussle

rewarded with feed

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Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the day!



32 Responses to “Poetry Friday”

  1. Awesome sauce! You did a fine job here. 🙂 AND thanks for the mention… (wink-wink)

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  2. olganm at 2:54 pm #

    I’ve never heard of a Shadorma and it seems it is unlikely to really have anything to do with Spanish poetry, but as long as it inspires people to write poetry, it probably doesn’t matter…
    I love yours, by the way…
    Here is Colleen’s post on the subject.
    Have a great weekend.

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    • Vashti Q at 3:23 pm #

      Hello, Olga. I guess no one knows with 100% certainty where the poetry form originates from, but it’s alleged to be Spanish. I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂


  3. Priscilla Bettis at 2:57 pm #

    Aw, cute. I guess they’re Easter chicks!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 3:25 pm #

      Hi, Priscilla! They sure are! Thank you. Have a wonderful weekend! 😀 xo


  4. Teagan R. Geneviene at 3:23 pm #

    Well done, Vashti! It’s delightful. Hugs on the wing.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 3:26 pm #

      Hello, Teagan! Thank you. Enjoy the weekend! ❤ xo


  5. Jill Weatherholt at 7:24 pm #

    Aw…loved this, Vashti!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 9:27 am #

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Jill! Happy Sunday and a great new week! 😀


  6. jazzytower at 8:15 pm #

    Ha, ha ..these are cute, I like the way they turned out.::))


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    • Vashti Q at 9:26 am #

      Hello, Pat! They did turn out cute. Happy Sunday and a great week ahead! 😀


  7. D.L Finn, Author at 1:53 am #

    What sweet little chicks and the poem gave a picture of them! Perfect spring poem. Have a great weekend Vashti:)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 9:24 am #

      Hi, Denise! Happy Sunday! Thank you for the lovely comment. Have a wonderful new week! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Gwen Plano at 5:11 am #

    So sweet, Vashti. I had not heard of Shadorma until your post. All the best!! 🙂

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    • Vashti Q at 9:23 am #

      Thank you, Gwen. I had not heard of it until recently either. It’s a fun style of poetry to try. Happy Sunday and a great new week! 😀


  9. watchingthedaisies at 5:57 am #

    Lovely Vashti. I have not come across Shadorma till now.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 9:20 am #

      Hello, Brigid! I was introduced to the form by Colleen’s prompt challenge. I hadn’t heard of it either but it’s a fun poem to write. Thank you! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Natalie Ducey at 10:20 am #

    Sweet celebration, Vashti! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing. Wishing you a fabulous weekend. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 9:17 am #

      Hi, Natalie! Happy Sunday! Thank YOU for always being so kind. Wishing you a great new week! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  11. tracikenworth at 6:04 pm #

    Reblogged this on Loleta Abi.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. rijanjks at 8:45 pm #

    I love this Shadorma, Vashti! And, how fitting for Springtime!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. dgkaye at 9:39 pm #

    You did a wonderful job Vashti. Feels like spring! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Bette A. Stevens at 2:06 pm #

    Delightful! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Ethan Dale Eagar at 8:22 pm #

    Fantastic! I loved it! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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