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    Which Poetry Form is This?

    I wrote a poem for NaPo. #Human Lottery Ten lines. Starting with one syllable on the first line progressing 2, 3 4 syllables up to ten. I was trying to follow a form I'd worked on years ago for the Pip Challenge. Does any one have any idea what this form is called?
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    I don't know. You could make one up if Ron (an authority on form) doesn't know the term. I'd use something like 'Incremental'.
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    Have a look here, if there is a name, you should find it there: http://www.volecentral.co.uk/vf/
    A man in possession of a wooden spoon must be in want of a pot to stir.

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    Etheree. You can then go back the other way and make it a double etheree.
    There is no life I know
    To compare with pure imagination.
    Living there you’ll be free
    If you truly wish to be.~ Willy Wonka

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    That's it ! thanks so much, Cindy. Maybe i should now make it a double. The new toilet rolls are condoms and yeast
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    PS. I do miss the Poets in progress challenge.
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    Me too...sorry...still trying to wrap my head around condoms and yeast for a bog roll...mind boggling...

    There is no life I know
    To compare with pure imagination.
    Living there you’ll be free
    If you truly wish to be.~ Willy Wonka

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    Damn! I knew etheree once.

    Maybe I forgot when I developed an aversion to genres.

    (I still couldn't care less.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gumby View Post
    Me too...sorry...still trying to wrap my head around condoms and yeast for a bog roll...mind boggling...

    Is this a swap or self-inflation?
    A man in possession of a wooden spoon must be in want of a pot to stir.

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    From an old post of mine exploring form poetry



    Etheree/Ethere


    An Etheree consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10 syllables. Ehteree’s can also be reversed and written 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1. (total of 55 syllables). They can be written with more than one verse but invert the second verse, and so on, depending on how many verses that are intended. Double, triple verse poems are called Ethere. This form is meant to focus on one idea or subject.

    These 10 lines are usually done in unmetered and unrhymed verse. Rhymes/ meter adds a different flavor to it –so if inclined go for it. I’m a rhyming fool so I can’t help myself 


    Example of Etheree:

    Eyes
    blurry
    shooting pain
    mouth dry, nose bleed,
    bad sweat, all wet, chills
    ears hurt, stomach cramps, diarrhea
    tooth ache, body sores, migraine, lice
    hallucinations, burning fever
    Take two aspirin - call me when you’re dead

    (having a little fun with the form)

    Example of a Double Ethere:

    Storm
    Wind, rain
    Lightning blast
    Thunder power
    Nature’s wrath, war path
    Clouds in flight; clash and flash
    Cold and damp, wet and weary
    Sounds of fury, lost in winter
    No need to hold me, drowning slowly
    Tidal wave, water grave, it won’t behave

    Swirling, bubbling, boiling, destroying
    Murderous bent merciless intent
    Hell bound, heaven sent, pagans wake
    Death hound, vicious sound, fire lake
    Gathering smoke, no hope
    Brimstone smell, farewell
    Lamentation
    Negation
    The last
    Storm

    I centered this poem to give it a swirling effect - I used rhyme and a few other effects-mainly the (ing) sound to give it a bubbling and moaning effect. This can be a very versatile foam-not constraining or limiting at all – have fun with it….
    Nature weeps, the devil sings
    at mans greed and pride
    and what it brings

    Just lots of useless
    little things

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