Written for dVerse Poets Pub – Getting In Shape For Summer (posted by Victoria)-Etheree
The Etheree was developed by Arkansas poet, Etheree Taylor Armstrong in the late 20th Century. Here’s how it works:
An Etheree, based on syllables or words, is a geometric form, ascending from one to ten or inverted from ten to one. You can build as many sequences as you like, reversing the syllable/word count from ten to one (or not).
hoped to make a fortune.
Retirees gave up all
their life savings to a swindler–
old, callous–who bilked them, unmoved.
He chuckled. Madoff made off with the lot.
Well, remember adage, what goes around
comes around–just desserts as it’s called.
Nepotism ruled his empire.
Sons discovered father’s crime,
lost no time reporting
him for fraud to Feds.