I am probably the quietest LM here at the Soup.
I have been waiting to post this for 18 months, waiting for a certain poem is featured. It is, for the first time ever, featured this week.
I created a new form, based loosely, on the Etheree. I poems
/love'>loved writing in that form but it was really constraining and I wished there was a form similar to the Etheree that could let me 'spread my creative wings'. I didn't find one, so I created my own.
Let me formally introduce O/E Etheree (the name may change, I chose it cause it rhymed)
Here are the rules for this form:
The 'O/E' is a 20 line, 20 syllable poem with ascending and descending syllable counts (spell check not working, forgive any misspells).
Line 1 through 10 have ODD ascending syllable counts starting at '1' and ending at '19'
Line 11 through 20 have EVEN descending syllable counts starting at '20' and ending with '2'
The lines can rhyme
Line 9 is a 17 syllable line, thats a natural Monoku, treat it as such and you have a 'stand alone' poem, within a poem.
This is not an Etheree variation.
I have not found this form anywhere, therefore, I am claiming it. I'm a poet, like you. We hate new things, thats just our way. Have an open mind, and give me CONSTRUCTIVE criticism. Please
My featured poem written in this new style is called "Lessons in Love"
Take a look and give it to me hard.....not too hard.
Sam I Am