Shadows: November Shadorma Challenge, 1 and 2

Eliot of Along the Interstice is doing a November Shadorma Challenge.  You can read about it here.

“The Shadorma is a Spanish poetic form made up of a stanza of six lines. (sestet) with no set rhyme scheme. It is a syllabic poem with a meter of 3/5/3/3/7/5. It can have many stanzas, as long as each follows the meter.”

Here is my Day 1, inspired by a fortune cookie, and Day 2, a bit of fun inspired by the foggy morning.


Light shining

through the shadowed world,


battling fears

luminous rills, glowing streams

where hope ever grows




Misty morn

where night creatures lurk


half-seen. Blink

and they will be gone—but no,

watch, they linger still.






NaPoWriMo: Defining Fortune


Accept no other definition

of your life, accept only your

own; March to the beat you hear

within your head and heart.

Ignore the cadence,

the melody

of defeat




the window,

open it wide!


beckons, invite it in

kindly; turn the wheel of good

Fortune, define your life, accept it.


NaPoWriMo, Day 13  Prompt: A poem based on or using fortune cookie messages. I used the three above. I wrote another nonet with a reverse. (Doesn’t that sound like some kind of figure skating move? She did a nonet with a full reverse.)