Poetry challenge #17: Shadorma

The last shadorma challenge seemed to please a lot of you, so I thought we’d do it again. This time there’s a theme. It’s trees, and there’s an atmospheric picture to inspire you. To refresh the memory, a shadorma is a six line stanza (or a whole string of them if you feel like it) in a syllable pattern of

You have one week. Write lots. I love to read them 🙂

Photo ©Naturnet


Trees I see,

In a mist faintly,

Wise oaks stand,


Songs and tales from the deep earth,

Dark words of comfort.



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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

35 thoughts on “Poetry challenge #17: Shadorma”

  1. Sojourn

    Deep grey woods,
    Sun’s shimmering hope
    pushing through,
    warming me
    as I catch my breath, leaning
    on the heart of Oak.

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