Yellow blooms
Vying with the sun
Sway tranquilly aside an
Azure waterway

Cool breezes
Whisper through the trees
Too sacred for moral ears
To assimilate

Dark water
Rimes unfurl slowly
Sweet as honey on my tongue

Fern fairies
Damsels and dragons
A wee dance
Flittering from reed to reed
Too dizzy to light

Forest songs
Warm and resonant
Perfect hymns to Potameides
Fluvial naiad

The world stills
A wrinkle in time
Worry ceases
Hope returns
Mind and soul resurrected

Mindful, endlessly
Needing more
Forgiveness selflessly shared

Inspiration: Water

Shadorma is a poetic form allegedly of Spanish origin consisting of one or more stanzas of six lines (sestets) using a syllable pattern with a meter of 3/5/3/3/7/5.

It is considered a variation of Japanese haiku.

7 thoughts on “Mindful

  1. I really, really enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing! I have recently been attempting a range of new poetic forms from a secondhand book I found on the internet. Must try a Shadorma! I have a poetry blog here on WordPress in case you have time to look? Have a good weekend, Sam 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Sam. I’ve been researching different poetic forms too. I had never heard of Shadormas until recently. There are so many types you could probably write a different form each day for a year or more.

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