Poetry challenge: Tetractys poem.

by Harry

Tetractys, a poetic form invented by Ray Stebbing.

They consist of 5 lines containing 1, 2, 3, 4,10 syllables (total of 20).

Tetractys can be written with more than one verse, but you must write with an inverted syllable count.

Tetractys can also be reversed and written 10, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Double Tetractys:  1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 10, 4, 3, 2, 1

Example

***********

freedom

free
from you
your ego
your blaming me
i am a free spirit who has no past

Copyright © 2001 Terri Anthony

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Enjoy the challenge.

Apurva

Venkat

Diana

Venkat

Diana

Wendy M

Christine

Rana

Caddo

Harula

Pooky

Bastet

Elizabeth

Christine

Wendy M

Ar Vhee

Willow

Willow

Christine

Harry

Christine

Christine

Venkat

Caddo

Venkat

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13 Responses to “Poetry challenge: Tetractys poem.”

  1. Oh my goodness Harry! This going to send me into overdrive again, I just know it!!! Lol 🙂

  2. This sounds hard – but fun… It’s on the to do list!

  3. I’m with Pooky, putting it in my In-Box!

  4. Not sure of the site etiquette, but I do like the syllable count forms.

    http://wp.me/p1ZKiY-2WL

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