I have discovered a new syllabic structure for poetry. It is called a Tetractys and the explanation for it can be found here:
Of course, I had to try it immediately and did so. I have been engaged in making my youngest daughter a birthday present. She will be turning thirty on Monday and I don’t want her to lose sight of her inner child, so am making her a butterfly coloring book with at least one image of butterflies for each of her years. I colored a few of them, just to get her interested, but the rest of the images are waiting for her to bring them alive. So, the poem will go on the first page of the book, and I decorated it with a hand-drawn and colored butterfly.
This is another page from her Butterfly Book.
they tell me,
that dream you dream.
So, I reach and find something worth keeping.
Now, they say I must let go, release it.
But, I find my
dream won’t let
Elizabeth Crawford 2/11/09
Note: If you want to try the Tetractys form, please drop a note in the comments section, and I’ll come take a look.