Full Bloom (Reverse Etheree)

by Ben Pickard   Feb 25, 2019


~~~

Spellbound, still, by the space between your breasts
and the music of your laughter which
chimes through the golden orchards of
summer's fruitful dalliance,
the notes of which will drench
the earth above my
grave, infusing
tired bones with
love and
peace.

~~~

Ben Pickard 2019

*Reverse Etheree - the syllable count begins with 10 and sequentially runs to 1.

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  • 1 year ago

    by Daniel

    I feel that the reverse etheree works slightly better than the regular one. In this case at least! The word choice here is surprisingly seamless in spite of the limitations of this form. Masterfully written. Your work around formed poetry knows little bounds

    • 1 year ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thanks, Daniel. I hadn't tried this form until a year ago or so but this is my first reverse etheree. They make you think about word usage and doing away with the pointless ones.
      Take care

  • 1 year ago

    by Star

    I like how the Reverse Etheree works perfectly with your words!! It felt like the volume was up and as we went on reading the volume went down to end the poem with peace.!!!

  • 1 year ago

    by CRAFTY KEN

    Well done old chum, it seems that you do these complicated one's on the fly, they seem too tough for I.
    Added to my Favorites!

    • 1 year ago

      by Ben Pickard

      You and your rhymes, Ken. They must haunt you through the night! Take care

  • 1 year ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    An etheree is a great way to showcase a poets talent. Personally, I like the way the form creates a triangular shape. Your words never fail to please me, and at times, like now, a single word can make me snigger!

    • 1 year ago

      by Ben Pickard

      I knew it would, Michael. Thanks.

  • 1 year ago

    by Michael

    Nicely done Ben, they are a great form when written as well as this :), M

    • 1 year ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thanks, Michael. It's funny, when I write in this form, I find it easier not to rhyme than when writing free verse! I do enjoy them. Take care.

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