Poetic Form of the Week – Etheree

Readers, friends & fellow bloggers!

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead 🙂

Well, this week, the poetic form is an Etheree. This is a rather simple form of poetry & a delight to write. Read the following paragraphs to know how is an Etheree written.

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. Get creative and write an Etheree with more than one verse, but follow suit with an inverted syllable count.

Reversed Etheree: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Double Etheree: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 9, 8, 7, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

…Triple Etheree, Quadruple Etheree, and so on!

Example #1:
Your Wild Awakening

of woods;
on hands I stroke
speak of hard-spent days.
I trace a stubbled chin
and hear my name unspoken
in a warm unwavering gaze.
Pressing kisses taste of surging need.
I revel in your wild awakening.

Copyright © 2003 Andrea Dietrich

Example #2:
The Lair

Where haze invades iniquitous corners;
raucous music saturates the room,
the Ecstacy-induced twining
of hot, pulsating bodies,
a mimicry of mass
lewd copulation,
slows the thick air;

Copyright © 2003 Andrea Dietrich

Content Credits: ShadowPoetry.com

11 thoughts on “Poetic Form of the Week – Etheree

      1. I do! I like it very much! Unfortunately though, between shifting and looking for work I have had neither the time nor the inspiration to write 😦

        …but I will make a comeback 🙂 eventually…


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