Tetractys

Poetry Contest
Tetractys is a simple and interesting form of poetry. Write a poem, with only five lines. Each line adds one syllable until the last stanza which has ten syllables. See an example and details in the announcement.

Simply add 1 syllable for each line until the fifth line which is 10 syllables.

Line 1: 1 Syllable
Line 2: 2 Syllables
Line 3: 3 Syllables
Line 4: 4 Syllables
Line 5: 10 Syllables



Example:
free (1 Syllable)
from you (2 Syllables)
your ego (3 Syllables)
your blaming me (4 Syllables)
i am a free spirit who has no past (10 Syllables)

"freedom" Copyright - 2001 Terri Anthony


They can be written with more than one verse but each subsequent verse must invert the syllable count. There is no limit to the number of verses.

Example of additional verses.

By-roads (author unknown)

By (1 Syllable)
breaking (2 Syllables)
barriers, (3 Syllables)
brotherhood brings (4 Syllables)
befriended believers boundless beauty. (10 Syllables)
Regular rituals remain righteous. (10 Syllables)
Rediscover (4 Syllables)
religion's (3 Syllables)
rambling (2 Syllables)
roads. (1 Syllables)


One entry per person. New entries only. Tetractys poetry only.

The winners will be selected by the FanStory.com Contest Committee. A winner will be announced approximately one to two weeks after the deadline passes. The decision is final.


The winner takes away a $100 cash prize. All writers will receive feedback for their submission.

Deadline: Contest is closed. Deadline was Thursday, September 2, 2010.




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This contest is open to all members. Past contest winners can join the contest. One entry per person. New entries to the site only. If you already posted a work on FanStory.com that work is not eligible for a contest.

Click the link above to submit your entry. Members with reservations can use the link provided in their contest profile. The winners will be selected by the Contest Committee. A winner will be announced approximately one week after the deadline passes. Cash prizes delivered by PayPal. Winners also have the option to choose a Visa Gift Card (US residents only) or Amazon Gift Card (where available).

Deadline: Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 11:59pm EST.

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