Nights of Terror #Shadorma

Oh terror 
waning moon’s release
steel darkness
old thoughts collect, mold, and chase
reality sways

it’s grip overtakes
air thickens
heart echoes
not granting the slumber craved
daybreak a’last! melts

darkness melts
along the body
worn as skin
mind may ease, but never leaves
for life’s unjust ways

I have used the shadorma form with a syllable count of 3/5/3/3/7/5 for each stanza. This was written in response to Tanka Tuesday’s prompt for Synonyms Only. This month Gwen Plano chose the words, dawn and twilight. Therefore, I used the words waning and daybreak in my poem.


Thank you for reading. Have a great day and may your dreams be pleasant.

With a grateful heart,


© Heather ~ Home Study From The Grateful Heart All Rights Reserved 2021

Published by Home Study from the Grateful Heart

Welcome new friends. I'm Heather, a homeschooling mama raising three children alongside my husband. I love to walk our two dogs, photograph nature, and write poetry. As a family, we love reading together, creating art, sports and all things nature. We also enjoy sharing our learning experiences with friends and creating co-op opportunities. I enjoy writing about our homeschool adventures, as well as nature and sharing recipes. My heart is grateful for my family, our homeschool, our friends and homeschool community, as well as the nature around us. In addition to following my blog, you can find me on Facebook at Home Study from the Grateful Heart.

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