Purple Etheree

My poem, ‘Purple Etheree’, is published today on Postcard Poems & Prose. This unusual poetry form (well I’d never heard of it until a couple of years ago 🙂 ) uses syllable count rather than meter and is named after its creator, Etheree Taylor Armstrong.

The basic etheree is a poem of ten lines, the first consisting of just one syllable, the second of two syllables and so on, ending with a ten-syllable final line. There is also a reversed etheree, which begins with ten syllables and ends with one.

To arrive at my postcard, I combined my poem with a painting I produced last summer of an iris – hence the ‘Purple’ Etheree! Why not have a look here


About seaviewwarrenpoint

I am a writer, poetry facilitator and artist from Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland. My blog is https://seaviewwarrenpoint.wordpress.com/ Twitter @MarionSClarke
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4 Responses to Purple Etheree

  1. I like your header painting. It reminds me of the outer Hebrides.

  2. Thank you, lavendermoongirl! 🙂 It’s the view from my childhood home on Seaview, Warrenpoint, overlooking Carlingford Lough where my mother still lives.

    I left this area to go to university and then spent for over fifteen years living in Belfast, France and England and returned in the year 2000. My husband and I had our first child when we were living in Leatherhead, Surrey, but moved back home to be closer to our families.

  3. Lovely! Congratulations, Ellen

  4. Thank you, Ellen! 🙂

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