Spanish Shardoma

Published April 13, 2017 by kdorholt

A new form of poetry for me–the Spanish Shardoma is six lines and has a 353375 rhythm.
Here are a five of my attempts:


The fresh air
of spring heralds hope–
one sure sign–
geese fly home
and make their nests at the pond–
awaiting goslings.

The fresh air
of spring heralds hope
and goodness
Breathe the pledge
of new life in its pure breeze
Let wintered souls wake

A fish tale!
The salmon I ate
one Friday
in my teens
still stews in my poor stomach
and burps up at times.

Breaking News!
Holocaust Centers
used to be
(in my day)
Concentration Camps, but now
Revisionists have the mic.

i know this.
Hitler’s poison gas–
sure sin–killed
my great aunt.
Auschwitz Concentration Camp
was a place of death.


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