Friday, July 4, 2014

Nature’s Fireworks (a shadorma*)

Nature’s Fireworks (a shadorma*)

Hot, humid,
glorious summer!
Clouds rumble!
Heavens blaze!
Mother Nature’s own light show
thunders in the sky.

PSC/July 4th 2014

 Happy   4th  of  July! 

* The Shadorma is a poetic form consisting of a six-line stanza (or sestet).  Each stanza has a syllable count as follows: (3/5/3/3/7/5)  three syllables in the first line, five syllables in the second line, three syllables in the third and fourth lines, seven syllables in the fifth line, and five syllables in the sixth line for a total of 26 syllables. A poem may consist of one stanza, or an unlimited number of stanzas (a series of shadormas).

p.s.  Apologies for the lengthy video (2:45).  I still haven't figured out how to edit & shrink it to create a video that Blogger will recognize.  :-(


1 comment:

  1. There ARE some lovely lightning flashes in the video -- but they occur at intervals with plenty of black space between. They appear at roughly at 2 seconds in, then 34 seconds in, then 1:18, 1:50, 1:57 and 2:40. If you've got the patience to watch -- or the ability to speed through -- you might enjoy! ;-)