Day 7: Shadorma followed by a Fib

The shadorma is a six-line, 26-syllable poem (or a stanza – you can write a poem that is made of multiple shadorma stanzas). The syllable count by line is 3/5/3/3/7/5.


  Lyrical Sow

As a ring of gold in a swine’s snout, 
So is a lovely woman who lacks discretion.
                                                   Proverbs 11:22

Bang that thing:

Angry piano,

All black keys,

Sharps and flats;

Pull that ring out of your snout

And POUND that thing.


Then, that ring:

take it, melt it down,

make a mold,

cast a god,

and bow before your idol

(a vicious poem).


The Fib is a six-line form. But now, the syllable count is based off the Fibonacci sequence of 1/1/2/3/5/8. You can  link multiple Fibs together into a multi-stanza poem, or even start going backwards after your first six lines, with syllable counts of 8/5/3/2/1/1





your home

for this land

and now you live here

and complain like a hypocrite.

You rail against America

while you suck her tit:

your new mom,

this land,








4 comments on “Day 7: Shadorma followed by a Fib

  1. Neha Jeevan says:

    Loved the immigrant one, feel bad for the piano in the first :’D

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chado says:

      The irony is in the etymology:
      piano (adv.) musical instruction, “softly, with little force or loudness,” 1680s, from Italian ☺
      Thanks for reading, Neha.


  2. Yours are far superior to my attempt. I really like the first one, the piano image is striking and gives me this sense of dissonance, verscerally so, that must emerge from the scene. Not a fan of either form (I wrestled with both without much success), but truly enjoyed what you did with the prompt!

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