Is floating on shore
And swirling undercurrents
Make the wafers dance.
This kind of Ice is called “Pancake Ice” for obvious reasons. It is frequently found along the rocky shores of Lake Superior where the wave action, and cold water, crashing and swirling in currents along the beach, create these wafer patterns. A unique environment of swirling activity.
This poem is a Shadorma.
The Shadorma (the Spanish Haiku) 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 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). No rhyme scheme. It is a syllabic poem.It can have many stanzas, as long as each follows the meter.
Little is known about this poetic style’s origins and history but it is used by many modern poets today.
This variation of the haiku, which is evident by its syllable pattern, can be seen in use in many writing venues.
This photograph was taken by the author himself on March 2, 2013.