moulded and fired
only to be smashed in hard light of day.
Kim M. Russell, 10th June 2018
Marian wants us to try a simple and elegant form this weekend that may allow us to focus on balance: it is the tetractys: a five-line poem, invented by Ray Stebbings, with 20 total syllables, in a lovely and balanced arrangement, like this: 1–2–3–4—10.
She explains that the first four lines together have ten syllables and the last line has ten syllables but, if we like longer poems, we can extend the tetractys:
…and so on.
I decided to keep it simple.