“My Hero’s – Olde Foole” – Shadorma and Double Tetractys – May17, 2015

My hero’s
not a superman
a wizard
or a mage
he says he’s just an olde foole …
like a sphinx I think!

bard
poet
song writer
a sweet sweet voice
and with a heart as big as Alaska
he was born an Air Force brat just like me
so I tell you
my hero’s
Olde Foole –
friend!

I’ve never been a hero worshipper – and I’m not now, but if I had to choose a hero, and it seems I do for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’s Tale Weaver prompt I could do worse than choosing my dear friend, Ye Olde Foole.

Also written for B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond – shadorma (a non-rhyming six-line poem in 3/5/3/3/7/5) – Tetractys 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables (total of 20)

Double Tetractys: New Year

Double Tetractys

New Year

Feast
We will
Tomorrow!
The old year ends…
Fireworks and auld lang syne greet the passing!
And though we know not what she may augur.
We greet the new.
Open armed!
We will
Feast!

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Ray Stebbings the inventor of the Tetractys wrote:  “Euclid, the mathematician of classical times, considered the number series 1, 2, 3, 4 to have mystical significance because its sum is 10, so he dignified it with a name of its own – Tetractys. The tetractys could be Britain’s answer to the haiku. Its challenge is to express a complete thought, profound or comic, witty or wise, within the narrow compass of twenty syllables.”
“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″ Shadow Poetry

I find it interesting that so many wish to create a Western alternative to the haiku…just a thought.

Tetractys: tempering temper

Tetractys

tempering temper

one
two three
four five six
you’re wondering
what is she doing now and I’ll tell you
breathing, counting just holding my temper
counting before
EXPLODING
oh well
one

OctPoWriMo 2013 day 23 prompt

n.b. I don’t know about you, but counting to keep my temper never works…in fact I usually just feel more frustrated 😉

Triple Tetractys: Mother – Daughter

Triple Tetractys

Mother – Daughter

No!
You  won’t!
How dare you!
You must be daft!
No red stretch pants with green t-shirts my dear!
I saw them on television though, Mom!
They’re all the rage
Mary has them!
Not fair!
Damn!

What!
Enough now!
You’re grounded
I’m your mother!
Just wait until your father gets back home!

Double Tetractys: The Exhibiton

Double Tetractys

The Exhibition

Yes!
Today
Is the day!
Everything’s done!
Except for the refreshments I’m baking…
Pictures hung, flowers chosen, music too…
Culmination,
Months of work,
To Show,
Art!

Luciano Neri's Art exhibition from 5 October until 17 October

Luciano Neri’s Art exhibition from 5 October until 17 October
Arco (TN) Italy

OctPoWriMo: Day 5

Tetractys*: Africa

© g.s.koch

© g.s.koch

Tetractys*

Africa

I
visit
nostalgic
ancient by-ways
travelling the pathway of memories
never leaving my living-room sofa
I revisit
Africa
as once
’twas

“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 be reversed and written 10, 4, 3, 2, 1

*Double Tetractys

Written for Poets Corner

Tetractys: Dreams

Dreams

Dreams
brain schemes
oneiric
trips to cities
I’ve never visited before tonight!

Land
of beauty
oneiric
grand city plaza
magic world of bright new artistic peace!

Walk
through life
oneiric
daily search
looking for the world that I see in dreams!

Tetracys: Morning Obsession

Tetractys

A tetractys poem is written with 20 syllables. Tetractys can have more than one stanza. But all new stanzas must be have an inverted syllable count. There is no limit to the number of stanzas. This type of poem often expresses a complete thought

The structure is:

line one – one syllable
line two – two syllables
line three – three syllables
line four – four syllables
line five – ten syllables.

I thank Shainbird for this discovery!

Morning Obsession

Clocks
Ticktock
Drives me mad
Constant ticking
Obsessive in early morning silence!