Friday, January 08, 2010

Snow and Shadorma

This week Trisha's Poetry Stretch was for a Shadorma, a new-to-me form. The shadorma is a poem composed of six lines with a syllable count of 3/5/3/3/7/5.  

seeds in snow

Snow Showers at Dawn

Chains jangling
woke me this morning;
plows pushing
dust of snow -
just soft fluff of whiteness but
transforming the world.

Bare branches,
a sleepy season;
coated with
of new snow. Once again all
things become beauty.

-Andromeda Jazmon

Visit Miss Rumphius to read the other poet's work. It's really amazing! I think I like this form very much. The Friday Poetry round up is hosted by Trisha as well, so stick around at this post for more fun!


jama said...

Oh, so lovely! "Once again all things become beauty." Swoon.

Mary Lee said...

Love the stickiness of the snow and the other stickiness of the (coneflower?) seed heads!

Terry Doherty said...

My word, Andi. You have an incredible eye for photography and a writing muse twin to go with it. Beautiful!

MotherReader said...

Lovely poem and I really like the soft snow contrasted with the pointy seed heads. Very nice.

Andromeda Jazmon said...

Thanks for the complements! There is something so poetic about snow - I can never get enough of it!

Amused said...

What a lovely poem and lovely photo! They compliment each other so nicely!

Sarah Stevenson said...

I've never heard of a shadorma, but the form is as mysterious and lovely as the name. Very nice poem--simple and beautiful!

Vivian Mahoney said...

This is so beautiful! Your photo and poem are lovely together!

Anonymous said...

How you have captured the morning. Love the photos and wish that I will have one day to awake to the "soft fluff of whitenss" this winter.

Lynn E. Hazen said...

No snow here in San Francisco, so nice to pop in on your blog, poem and beautiful snowy pic. Are they thistles in the snow? Just a nice contrast with the prickles and soft snow.