The Shadorma Joke
But who’d a known it.
a small lie.
Now has widely multiplied.
Background: Posted for: Poets United, my “poem” above, is a “Shadorma”. The “Shadorma” is purported to be a haiku-like Spanish poetic form with one or more stanza of six lines (sestet) with 3/5/3/3/7/5 syllable lines respectively and no set rhyme scheme.
But here is the point of my poem: I can’t find any evidence for the history of this “form”. Did someone make it up? Is it just an internet-myth and not a historical fact? Poetry sites that I have found, just echo each other saying “Little is known about this poetic style’s origins and history but it is used by many modern poets today.”
Question for readers: If you can find any solid historical evidence for the Shadorma, let me know. Maybe it is real, or maybe just an urban poetic myth. 🙂