T is for Tetractys

T

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 bereversed and written 10, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Double Tetractys: 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 10, 4, 3, 2, 1

man
eater
are you one?
or otherwise?
love is funny sometimes, makes you work hard
makes you do things you don’t really want to
but that is so
c’est la vie
not fun
tough!

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

For: Music Challenge #25: “Maneater” by Nelly Furtado #amwriting #musicchallenge #MLMMT is for Tales #AtoZChallenge Day Twenty-Three

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