Colleen's Poetry

“Slip into Mabon,” An Etheree Poem

JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY

Here is my Etheree poem for this week’s poetry challenge using the word “slip” for fall, and “endeavor” for the word, try. This poetry form is now part of the challenge.

tee-1698288_640

Slip Into Mabon

Slip
into
Mabon and
celebrate the
rituals of the
season by sharing food,
counting one’s hidden blessings,
honoring the mother goddess,
filled with an endeavor to succeed
by remembering our ancestor’s truth.

© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro


What is an Etheree Poem?

I’m adding another poetry form to Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge starting September 25th, 2018. It’s called an Etheree Poem.

The lovely Hélène Vaillant from Willow Poetry has been creating a poetry form that I had never seen before. Take a look at her poem HERE.

I researched the form and here is what I learned:

The Etheree poem consists of ten lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Etheree can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. The trick is to create a memorable message within the required format.

Poets can get creative and write an Etheree with more than one verse, but the idea is to follow suit with an inverted syllable count.

Reversed Etheree Syllable Count: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Double Etheree Syllable Count: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 9, 8, 7, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

CHECK OUT this form on my page HERE for more information. ❤

fall Thanks for stopping by to learn about the Etheree Poem Format. ❤

46 thoughts on ““Slip into Mabon,” An Etheree Poem”

      1. I know. I used to write poetry. It’s not an easy form. I think the most difficult form I ever tried was a pantoum (made even more difficult because I made it rhyme). I was quite proud when it was done. Then I lost it in a catastrophic system failure. (Lost a lot of fiction, too.) I haven’t really written much poetry since. But you’re right; the etheree is a tough one. You did a great job!

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Hi Staci, I have written one pantoum poem. I didn’t make it rhyme though. I have also written three villanelle poems. My trick is to think of the repeating lines make sense in all the stanza. I haven’t done Etheree, it looks hard.

          Liked by 1 person

  1. Wow, isn’t this exciting to discover new poetry forms. Trying them out is not as easy as it seems….you are so right about that Colleen. You did such an excellent Etheree with your poem above. It is exceptionally well written, creating a colourful image to your reader.

    Here is one I created with a double Etheree…I so love this one if you want to check it out. I am not a born poet but this form is giving me more space to experiment…here is the link:

    https://helenevaillant.com/2018/09/13/boy/

    Liked by 1 person

Please note that when you visit, like, comment on, and share my blog posts, you are agreeing with the storage and handling of your data by WordPress. Please read the privacy statement in the above menu. Namaste & Blessed Be!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.