National Poetry Month: Starting late


It’s National Poetry Month and I’m starting a bit late to this bandwagon. I decided to try to post a short poem daily. Since I missed two days, I’ll just start today, and maybe try to make up those two days later this month by posting more than one poem. I’ll also examine various forms of poetry and try my hand at learning how to write them. This way we can explore the world of poetry as I write.  Some of my prompts will be coming from the writing community I help moderate: Legendfire   When I use one of their prompts, I’ll attribute it to the person who provided it. So feel free to join me, readers! It’ll be a fun adventure.

Day three: Write a shadorma (prompt from Tisiphone’s Downfall at Legendfire)

A shadorma is a short poem that hails from Spain. It has six lines with the syllabic count for each line being: 3/5/3/3/7/5

 

A frothing
sea of particles
pervades all
of spacetime.
quantum vacuum energy —
space isn’t empty.

Idea came from the fact that at a quantum level spacetime isn’t truly empty. It’s a frothing sea of particles known as the vacuum energy, which is a neat theory that comes from interesting results within quantum theory and the standard model of physics. There is some evidence that vacuum energy exists, and if it does, it can have huge ramifications upon our understanding of the universe.. You can read more about it here: Cosmological Constant.

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