dreaming daisies, a picture-poem (reblog)


when the snow
covers the meadow
in silence
so profound
dreams of daisies linger long
after petal fall

© Sometimes, 2017

The Shadorma is one of my favorite poetic forms.  It consists of six lines…                  of 3, 5, 3, 3, 7, and 5 syllables…respectively.

Soul Song…a Shadorma

Soul Song

long ago
a secret yearning,
hidden song
returns like a bell ringing
echoes in the night.

thoughts of old passion
unique to us two
thriving there
as treasure…
kept in corners of my soul
waiting forever.

©Sometimes, 2016

My poem above, a Shadorma (six-line stanzas, 3,5,3,3,7,5 syllables.)    My original poem is inspired by the poet in today’s Mind Misery Menagerie’s excersise based on a poem by  Julia Spicher Kasdorf.   https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2016/08/20/bps-shadorma-and-beyond-august-20-2016/#respond




A trio of Shadorma poems of Trees

From my Tree Garden, ©Sometimes,2015

Old Elm tree
American Elm
once a pest…
limbs too much shade,
extinction well on its way
lives in memories

tree farm grows
crop of sad seedlings?
Not at all…
chance of life or none at all.
A purpose, not waste.

Of all gifts
nature has for us
best of all
may be trees
Trees serve us well all our days
from crib to coffin.


(Written for Shadorma Challenge)