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