Come with Me! #shadorma

What may lie
Beyond horizons
Come with me
Let’s find out
Open minds to the wide world
Expand our spirits

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This was written for Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge. Today we were asked to write poem on a theme or idea. this week’s idea was “Travel/Journeys”. I wanted to try something different, so I tried my hand at a shadorma.

29 thoughts on “Come with Me! #shadorma

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  2. Lisa

    “Let’s find out” was always my answer to questions asked by my kids! Don’t stop and wonder, find out the answer. I often wonder where a plane flying overhead is going, and would I want to be going there.

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  3. Colleen M. Chesebro

    I live the rhythm of your shadorma, Trent. (Remember, we don’t capitalize the first letter of each line in syllabic poetry). We were petrified when we traveled across the county in January. We’ve got our shots now, but I’m still leary. It’s sure fun thinking and planning new trips through, isn’t it? <3

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I’m sure traveling across the country at the very peak of Covid was a bit scary. I am traveling in about a month, but it should be fine.
      Thanks. I always do capitalize those first words so I do need to remember it…

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          When I see poetry, I think I see the first letter of a new line capitalized about 50% of the time. When I don’t, my first thought is e e cummings…. A quick search – one site says “poets preference” while another says “having the first line capitalized stops the flow and should only be used for that effect” while Google itself formats everything with a cap at the beginning of a line… lol. Truthfully, it is more that I am lazy and Word capitalized the first word of a new line for me and I don’t change it. Anyway, I know it is something to be aware of. If I ever decide to try to put any of my poems in print, it will be something that I know will be necessary to confront – I most likely will spend as much time on formatting decisions as i did actually writing the poetry (and I am only have joking, if that!)

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          1. Colleen M. Chesebro

            LOL! 🤣 I tried to research all the forms. Japanese poetry is very specific. The American forms are less so… but syllabic poetry is written in phrases, not sentences. I’m guilty to! Sometimes I want to break the rules… but never in Japanese poetry. 😍❤️

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