Saturday, April 16, 2011

An Etheree for the Sea

We drove to a neighboring island today.  Still too cold to be out of the car too long oceanside, 
but beautiful nonetheless.
The tide was in, so the gulls and ducks were pretty actively bobbing and ducking for fish. 
We lived in Minnesota for a bit, and it took me a while to learn how to survive without my ocean.
The poetry form, Etheree, consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables.  Etheree can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.  Get creative and write an Etheree with  more than one verse, but follow suit with an inverted syllable count.  Reversed Etheree:  10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1  Double Etheree:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 9, 8, 7, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1  ...Triple Etheree, Quadruple Etheree, and so on. 

Of waves
And seagulls
Smells of seaweed
Tastes of salty air
Images of bobbing
Gulls, buoys, driftwoods, and boats
Caresses of mist surround me
Sea breeze tangles and tosses my hair
My senses capture the island’s essence
My essence remains in the ocean’s air
Hovering there within the breezes
Soaring with seagulls amid clouds
Surrounding in swirling mists
Bobbing from wave to wave
Slipping on seaweed
Laughing, stretching

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you are just amazing me with the different structures, & the wording you are using. These are lovely words, & I especially like those final ones, 'forever ocean tied'. I am envious of your ocean habitat!


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