Restless – a Shadorma (NaPoWriMo day #22)

that little
nook within the slant
of your nose
pricks slightly
as if itching to tell you
the latest gossip.

your feet tap
to absent music
as you sit
in the dark
thinking monotonous thoughts
of noisy dull things.

hands shaking,
eyes twitching, ears the
colour of
burning clay.
can’t sit still if you want to
who here is to blame?

only leaves if you stop
it feeds off
your attention and dies long
before you notice.


Restless – a Shadorma
[day 22 of NaPoWriMo]

“The Shadorma is a poetic form consisting of a six-line stanza (or sestet). The form is alleged to have originated in Spain. Each stanza has a syllable count of three syllables in the first line, five syllables in the second line, three syllables in the third and fourth lines, seven syllables in the fifth line, and five syllables in the sixth line (3/5/3/3/7/5) for a total of 26 syllables. A poem may consist of one stanza, or an unlimited number of stanzas (a series of shadormas).”

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