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Shadorma

Definition

Shadorma is a poetic form consisting of a sestet (six-line stanza). Each stanza of this form has a syllable count of 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 (3/5/3/3/7/5) for a total of 26 syllables. This form may have one or an unlimited mnumber of stanzas as long as each follows the meter.


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