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2013 April PAD Challenge: Day 28

Only three days left! Let’s push to the summit.

For today’s prompt, write a shadorma. For those new to the shadorma, it’s a fun little 6-line poem that follows this syllable count: 3/5/3/3/7/5.

Here’s my attempt at a shadorma:

“mornings after”

maybe she
won’t need him again
maybe she
knows that he
is just a phantom haunting
her empty spaces

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300 thoughts on “2013 April PAD Challenge: Day 28

  1. Marian O'Brien Paul

    Sea Stacks (each stanza is a shadorma)

    ocean waves
    salty green spindrift
    ceaselessly
    slams the cliffs
    carving western Irish coast
    sculpting stacks

    cut off chunks
    lush green tops severed
    from mainland –
    rock towers
    sea still swirling round bases
    incessant assault

  2. Marian O'Brien Paul

    Sea Stacks (each verse is a shadorma)

    ocean waves
    salty green spindrift
    ceaselessly
    slams the cliffs
    carving western Irish coast
    sculpting stacks

    cut off chunks
    lush green tops severed
    from mainland –
    rock towers
    sea still swirling round bases
    incessant assault

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