on mountain tops
silvered with the light of
angelic halos spun by
invisible spider friends who
know the destiny of raindrops made
the sure reason why umbrellas ever bloom
© gillena cox 2015
written for Play it Again, Toads!
i chose The etheree named after an Arkansas poet. Etheree Taylor Armstrong (1918-1994.) It is an unrhymed syllable counting form, relentlessly rational, and seemingly childishly simple. You begin with a first line of one syllable, and continue for ten lines increasing the syllable count by one each line. Diagramming in syllables, this is what you get, line by line: 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10.