General Poetry posted February 7, 2018


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This poem is about the fleeting nature of innocence.

Childhood

by Debbie Pope

Joy
Caught in
A rainbow
No pot of gold
At the end, innocence lost to manhood


Tetractys writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Tetractys

Tetractys, a poetic form invented by Ray Stebbing, consists of at least 5 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables (total of 20).

Tetractys can also be reversed and written 10, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Only one verse allowed. You MAY use the reverse form.

Please, pay attention to punctuation and remember: This is poetry, use ALL of the poetic devices available to you. Don't just fill in the blanks. Make your piece read smoothly and clearly.


Example #1:
freedom

free
from you
your ego
your blaming me
i am a free spirit who has no past

Copyright © 2001 Terri Anthony

Example #2:
Eclipse

An
Eclipse
Rules the sky. . .
A rare chance for
Divine friends, sun and moon, to rub noses.

Copyright © 2005 Marie Summers

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