Written for: Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Fussy Little Forms : Tectractys
(posted by Marian)
The tetractys was invented by Ray Stebbings, who says this about the form: “Euclid, the mathematician of classical times, considered the number series 1,2,3,4 to have mystical significance because its sum is 10, so he dignified it with a name of its own–Tetractys. The tetractys could be Britain’s answer to the haiku. Its challenge is to express a complete thought, profound or comic, witty or wise, within the narrow compass of twenty syllables.”
on the brink
of a new world
minus the pleasure of her company.