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Iolanda Scripca, US
 

 

 

 

Reversed Etheree*

 

Demolished

 

So she drowned in an empty, hollow pool
with happy, broken turquoise dolphins
Falling tile and memories
of long lost giggled echoes
bubbles burst fading times
evaporating
maternity
no one knows
but her
heart...

 

*Reversed Etheree:  The Etheree form was created about twenty years ago by Arkansas poet Etheree Taylor Armstrong. The Etheree contains 10 graduated lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 8, 9, 10 syllables for an overall count of 55 syllables.  The line structure can be reversed or inverted. A Double Etheree starts with a traditional Etheree structure  and then continues with an inverted Etheree creating a twenty line poem. Titles are optional; rhyme is permissible, but not required, and an Etheree can be composed on any subject.

Etheree Taylor Armstrong, born February 13, 1918, died March 14, 1994, was a local poet who developed a following in her home state of Arkansas.

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