Albert's Poetry Cafe "In A Nutshell" ~ TETRACTYS with Helena  November 5, 2010 - November 17, 2010

Contest Completed

Congratulations

Gold star! - Lips of A Bottle (A Tetractys)
Gold star! - Smile (A Tetractys)
Gold star! - [writing deleted]
Albert's Gold Shield! - Contemplate

Details

TETRACTYS

Tetractys should express a complete thought, profound or comic, witty or wise using 20 syllables. They can be written with more than one verse but each subsequent verse must invert the syllable count. There is no limit to the number of verses. The structure is:

line 1 - 1 syllable
line 2 - 2 syllables
line 3 - 3 syllables
line 4 - 4 syllables
line 5 - 10 syllables

Some examples:

WORK

Keep
busy.
If you are
aimless and have
nothing to do or nowhere to go, work.


EXCEL

To
become
a master
practice perfect
execution of all the basic skills.

~~~

Thanks to the below site for the inspiration and where you can find more examples of Tetractys.

http://members.optushome.com.au/kazoom/poetry/tetractys.html




~ Helena ~


Prizes

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th prizes

Moderator

Helena
Helena
N.S.W., Australia

Stats

3 Contestants
4 Submissions
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Created Nov 6, 2010