hands
shake and
slip as the
strand that tethers 
her bruised heart to the 
Tempest's core finally
snaps and her reality 
shatters into a torrent of 
glimmering hopes now revealed as lies
the spell disintegrates and she tumbles
spiraling out of control and in
her decent through the chaos she
finally catches her breath
she's free-falling into
a new world where she
does not have to 
bend to his
swirling 
whims.

-Jeanette Andromeda 2/10/22

What is an Etheree?

Today’s poem is my take on an etheree formatted poem. But what the heck is an etheree?

An etheree is a traditional poetry from that consists of ten lines of one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, and finally ten syllables. An etheree can also be reversed and written as ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, then one syllable.

You/Poet by Rayna Hutchinson & Samuel Blake

I found some great examples of etheree poems on Shadow Poetry along with a lot of other fantastic resources for poets to explore. I also found a clear breakdown of some variations of etheree poems on Poetry Magnum Opus that seem like they’d be fun to try out.

Give it a try! And tag me in your post on Twitter @JeanetteAndrome or @JeanetteAndromeda on Instagram. I’d love to read what you create!

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