Saturday, July 25, 2015


image from google dot com

they sit
this morning
on mountain tops
so elegantly
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!
Imaginary Garden With Real 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.