The shadorma is a Spanish form of poetry, following a specific structure.  I have always felt limited by forms because it felt like stuffing sausage – only so many words, syllables, etc., per line.  During this semi-sabbatical from daily posting to Poetic Asides, I have allowed myself room to breathe, and some of those breaths have drawn forms into my being.   Weird, huh?

To find out more about a variety of forms, visit Poetic Asides and scroll down to Robert’s list. Click on the links and try writing some yourself. Amy

TREASURE (a shadorma)

Her treasured
not measured in jewels
nor by money
but in love
demonstrated by sharing
all she had

© 2010 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil