Iolanda Scripca, US




Reversed Etheree*




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
no one knows
but her


*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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