SOLCH18: Saturday Shadorma

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Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for holding space for us to sharing our writing

every day in March.

The Shadorma is a Spanish style form of poetry with a 3-5-3-3-7-5 syllable pattern.

fighting tears
retirement letter
on the screen
wasn’t it just yesterday
she was twenty-one?

©jone rush macculloch


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4 Responses to SOLCH18: Saturday Shadorma

  1. cvarsalona says:

    Jone, once you get past the retirement blues, your world will open up. I want to hear more about this poem format because I am intrigued. Do these poems end with a question or was that your wonderfulness that added it as a deep reflection?

  2. jumpofffindwings says:

    I went through this last June, the retirement letter submitted in April. I wish you only the best; it’s a challenge, and teachers thrive on those! (Hey, last year I would never have had time to do this to my satisfaction…obviously, that isn’t true for you, so BRAVO!) I chose a poetic form today, too, the pantoum. I’ll have to give the shadorma a try. Thank you for this loveliness #SOL2018.

  3. Beautiful, succinct capturing of this huge transition!

  4. mbhmaine says:

    Transitions are always challenging, aren’t they? Your poem is so full of emotion, enhanced by that ending question. Those tears are a sure sign that you’ve made a difference and created joyful, rich memories for others during your career.

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