Wake Up!!!(Triple Tetractys)

by Meena Krish   Feb 20, 2018

a temper
brews between them
as their vengeful eyes collide and press
in a concocted world which thrives on sin,
they’ll waltz until
reasons break
with a
furry to
a ruthless earth which does not have a heart!

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 be written with more than one verse,
but must follow suit with an inverted syllable count. Tetractys can also be reversed and
written 10, 4, 3, 2, 1.


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  • 5 years ago

    by Mr. Darcy

    Hello Meena

    I don't think that I've ever tried this form before.

    You have made a splendid job of yours. Perhaps I'll give this a go too?

    Take care x

  • 5 years ago

    by Em (marmite)

    This is stunning Meena

  • 5 years ago

    by Ya----Na

    Ms Meena, never heard of this format but it's you and only you who always brings different formats of poetry among us
    Thank you for sharing

  • 5 years ago

    by Brenda

    Meena, super cool write. Thank you for explaining the type of poetry it is. This is really good. Loved it!

  • 5 years ago

    by Milly Hayward

    An excellent piece. It's not easy doing some of these more intricate forms but you have pulled it off equisitly. Superb. Best wishes Milly x

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