About Poetry – How to write a Shadorma

A Shadorma is suggested to be a Spanish form of poetry with a stanza (or sestet) of six lines each containing different syllabic content. It is claimed by some to be a modern form and by others to be an archaic form of Spanish poetry.

I have even read that someone thought it was a Spanish version of the various forms of haiku on which as a syllabic poem it is probably based

You can write a Shadorma of 1 sestet or as many as you like.

The syllabic count is as follows 3/5/3/3/7/5 in each sestet.

If anyone has any more information in English or Español about this form I would be grateful if you would let me know at:


Thank you/muchas gracias.


The modern

witch finds her spells on


She communes

with nature and follows the

rede, has a broomstick!

Carolyn Crossley, ©The Vixen of Verse🦊, 2020

Shadorma – The Cat Who Visits

The black cat

who visits seeks peace

and quiet.

No noisy

brothers, Queen and five kittens,

my two sleeping cats

Carolyn Crossley ©The Vixen of Verse🦊, 2020.

This one life
a gift to cherish
for quickly
the ripe peach
falls from the tree, returning
to the tranquil earth

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 23 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and on her Amazon Author Page