I had never heard of an Etheree poem until I read one Priya wrote at her blog last week. It looked like a fun exercise, so here’s my attempt
What’s an Etheree poem? It’s a little-known poetry format created about twenty years ago by an Arkansas poet named Etheree Taylor Armstrong, just ten lines long, uncomplicated, unpretentious, and non-rhyming, it starts with a line of one syllable, then adds one syllable per line, until the last line of ten syllables, for an overall syllable count of 55.
wind whips my brolly
water pours down my back
my shoes sing squish-squish because
I step into deep pools thinking
how to slow water’s rush to the sea
a biblical deluge in our desert