On Form

Peacock Poetry

Whilst dabbling with alternative poetic forms I came across the Tetractys. This is a poetic form invented by Ray Stebbing, consisting of at least 5 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables (total of 20). A Tetractys can be written with more than one verse, but must follow suit with an inverted syllable count. The Tetractys can also bereversed and written 10, 4, 3, 2, 1.

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

Dreamy Double Tetractys

Still

Golden

Ecstasy

Pause and recline

My open pores drink in the sun-drenched vibes

Whipped cream puffs scud through the true blue skyline

Be with the now

Trickle tones

Melting

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