Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
The poetry form, Etheree, consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Etheree can
also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
So let me have an Etheree, folks. You can make it normal or reversed - up to you. You can make it free verse or, for those who want the extra challenge, rhyme the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th and 10th lines as in the example listed below.
For those who want a REAL challenge (moose), make it a double Etheree, going from 1 to 10 syllables and then 10 to one. The rhyme can change, beginning with the 12th line for the second half of the poem.
Start your engines!
to want more
to ease her mind
than do you or I.
She disappears to find
We look for it, but we are blind.
Left behind, we become mere figments
of her illusions; . . . . we call her unkind.
Copyright © 2003 Andrea Dietrich