Long Distance

Long Distance: A Shadorma*
(for my Queen of Shadorma, my long-distance sister Stella)

We’re thousand
miles apart yet our
hearts embrace,
souls unite,
daring distance’s dark demands,
far-friendship survives.

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The Shadorma* is a simple syllabic verse form created by James Neill Northe that is most effective when written using strong words or phrases.
The Shadorma is:

  • a hexastich, a poem in 6 lines although you certainly could choose to write any number of sixains in this syllabic pattern.
  • syllabic, 3-5-3-3-7-5 syllables per line.
  • unrhymed.

In response to Mindlovemisery MenagerieB&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Tanaga, Revisited – May 14, 2016.

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