Saturday, 9 August 2008

TETRACTYS

YOU MAY HEAR ME RECITE MY POETRY ON YOUTUBE UNDER MY PEN NAME ICHTHYSCHIRO
The tetractys poetic form was devised by the late Ray Stebbing as a grammatical 20 syllable verse of 5 lines.Syllable sequence 1,2,3,4 & 10.Each line to stand on its own,as in my example Ichthys below.The challenge is to express a complete thought,profound or comic,witty or wise within the 20 syllables.The tetractys can be doubled or inverted.


Here are some of my examples.These are copyright of myself but maybe reproduced for educationa purposes provided an acknowledgement is given and confirmation thereof is sent to strandbg@hotmail.com .Further reading on this form is in my chapbook SHORTHAND OF THE HEART isbn 1-903203-422 Price £5 $10 or 8 euro postpaid inquire at above email



ICHTHYS


White

blossom,

a welcome

springtime emblem,

th foretaste of succulent fruit to come



PIPE DREAMS


Just

beyond

his compass

amibitions lay

buried deep within long forgotten dreams


SUMMER BALL


Love

blossomed

suddenly

that evening

they met by chance, in the 'excuse me' dance



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