A ‘Garland’ Shadorma
I've returned from imposed exile that my child may belong that she never need reclaim a lost legacy even as freedom's native son belonging eludes me pulled between societies nearly stretched to shreds homeland-born never asked to be raised away far, so far, from grandparents, aunts, cousins from my truest self the worst- was not realizing that I was a stranger navigating my life through a foreign culture as a child with home so distant my mind was wholly filled with romantic ideas inherited hopes adulthood realizing dreams new viewpoints painful blows having what I thought I knew shattered; built anew I've returned freedom's native son raised abroad a stranger with romantic ideas shattered; built anew
The ‘Garland’ Shadorma was created by Sylvia Cognac, modeled after the ‘Garland’ Cinquain. Essentially, it a Shadorma series of seven stanzas, with the seventh and final stanza being composed of lines from all six previous stanzas.
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When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.–Ben Harper (b. 1969)
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