Carpe Diem’s Little Ones *Shadorma*

Today our Carpe Diem host Chèvrefeuille has introduced “Shadorma” – a poetry form from Spain. Shadorma consists of a six-line stanza (or sestet), written in 3/5/3/3/7/5 syllable form.There can be one stanza or an unlimited number of them (a series of shadormas) in a poem.

I decided to give it a try:

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beginning
of ending summer
last tango
still echoes
between broken bar chair legs
burnt copper sunrise

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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Carpe Diem Haiku Special *Alexey Andreyev’s “Day After Valentine’s”*

Our inspiration on Carpe Diem Special today is a haiku, written by Alexey Andreyev (Алексей Андреев):

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day after Valentine’s –
red petals on the floor, and
a broom in the corner

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Here’ s mine, where I tried to stay close to the same mood and spirit:

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fireworks silenced
in empty champagne flute
aurora

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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai