A Shadorma Poem

Am a soul 3

Caged in a body 5

Waiting for 3

God’s decree 3

To merge me to elements 7

For final union. 5


Have had it,  3

Enough of it, God, 5

Living here, 3

Caged here, 3

With soul in body earthly, 7

With less joy more pain. 5


Yearning Lord! 3

Illuminate me 5

With your light 3

Bright, blissful 3

Celestial, and peaceful, 7

Please shower blessings. 5


Pushmaotee Subrun


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About Pushmaotee Subrun

Pushmaotee Fowdur Subrun was born in 1949 in Mauritius. She pursued higher studies in Delhi University where she graduated in English. For the past forty-four years she has worked in secondary schools, seven years of which she spent in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, teaching English in an army school. She completed her PGCE at the Mauritius Institute of Education in 1993. After her retirement, she was a member of the Council of the University of Mauritius for three years. She is currently a reader and editor in the Ministry of Arts and Culture. She has written one novel, one play and Short Stories and Fables. Her poems have featured in Setu Magazine, ‘Poetry and Creativity’ and in Atunis Poetry.

11 thoughts on “A Shadorma Poem

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Intrigued by the title I googled the reference to discover that, The Shadorma is a poetic form consisting of a six-line stanza (or sestet). The form is alleged to have originated in Spain. Each stanza 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. A poem may consist of one stanza, or an unlimited number of stanzas (a series of shadormas).

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