The Book Shop

I’m a sucker for a prompt, and couldn’t resist a new one I found this morning, Shadorma Photo Prompt. I am trying to challenge myself to explore new styles, new formats. Trying to find my own voice in the chaos that’s in my head. They do say practice makes perfect, but who wants to be perfect when the journey is so much fun….

A shadorma is composed of six non-rhyming lines (sestina or sextet) and the syllable pattern is 3-5-3-3-7-5.


Papyrus and ink,

The fragrance of age,

A scent of,

Stories past,

Where all the journeys travelled,

Are once more read again,


Battles and soldiers,

From the crimson fields,

The blood red,

Tears that dry,

And tales of all the fallen,

Stained upon the page,


Loving and losing,

The pain and the joy,

Tales of woe,

Tales that sigh,

And tales that bring your heart alive,

All that’s love and more,


Laughter and dreaming,

And a childlike trust,

Good and bad,

Ghouls and ghosts,

All that treasure to be found,

Smiles that light the page.

7 thoughts on “The Book Shop

  1. Pingback: Shadorma Photo Prompt # 8 | Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

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