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Today I thought we’d look at the Tetractys – it’s another of the short poetry forms; invented by Ray Stebbing it consists of at least 5 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables (total of 20). The Tetractys can be written in more than one verse, but then must each line must be followed by an inverted syllable count (10,4,3,2,1 syllables). Here’s an example:
The old year ends…
Fireworks and auld lang syne greet the passing!
And though we know not what she may augur.
We greet the new.
For our prompt, let’s slip back into the distant past with Manfred Mann and The Mighty Quinn:
Feel free to write a shadorma (a non-rhyming six-line poem in 3/5/3/3/7/5) and/or Tetractys. The choice is yours! When you have written your poem(s), please TAG them B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie. Then add your link to the Mister Linky widget below.
Have a great week! Bastet