General Poetry posted February 2, 2018

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You caught me off guard

Reserved (Tetractys)

by MaryAnnie

i think
about you
i forget to
put up defenses: you break down my walls

Tetractys poem writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt

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 bereversed and written 10, 4, 3, 2, 1.
Only one verse allowed.

Example #1:

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

Copyright © 2001 Terri Anthony

Example #2:

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

Copyright © 2005 Marie Summers

That's so unlike me
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