Etheree- Tiny Verse- Let Me Fly



The Etheree is a little-known poetry format consisting of ten lines with graduated syllables. It was created over twenty years ago by an Arkansas poet named Etheree Taylor Armstrong. 

The first line is a monosyllabic word; the second line has two syllables, and so on, until the tenth line with, ultimately, ten syllables. And that is why it is called a count-up poem too. 


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! 




I composed this tiny verse for a prompt-based contest by Penmancy. The prompt was to weave a count-up/Etheree incorporating the words- wind and stars. The verse was chosen as one of the winners.

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