A ‘Garland’ Shadorma
please don't pre- empt your conception of thorny ideas before taking a moment to reflect on them do you con- tend you can under- take the most difficult challenges put before you? what of poetry? challenging for people to with- stand all con- tradictions put before them on journeys from birth to decease do you feel simply overwhelmed with the pre- cepts and ex- igencies of this mortal coil to which we're bound? lately, I have been wondering: how does one avoid in- tensive, infernally con- centrated hardships? expression through verse, tortuous though such may be, provides release and respite from dumb- founding conundrums please don't pre- tend you can under- stand all con- cepts and ex- tensive, infernally con- founding conundrums
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.
Let’s write poetry together!
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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