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Author Name: Freequeens1 15 Comments
Date Added: April 29, 2007 21:04:42 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The Tide-Double Etheree

The Tide

Surging tide,
Meeting footprints,
Seashells, seaweed and
Sea glass in its constant
Rhythmic beat against the land,
Running, flowing into tide pools,
Tumbling rocks and pebbles into sand,
Leaving a high-tide mark for all to see.
Receding tide moves away from the land,
Taking away with it more than sand,
Washing away seaweed, sea shells,
Sand castles made by children,
Zigzag chain of footprints,
Leaving the tide pools
Only without
One single
Trace of
Author's Notes:
I'm trying a new style called Etheree.  It consists of 10 lines of 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 syllables.  A Double Etheree has the second verse reversed.  There are also Triple, Quadruple and so on! 
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Comment By: FreePamela A. Lamppa on September 27, 2007 12:21:45 PM Report
Well done.  You have done a fabulous job with this form.  I enjoyed this a great deal.  Thank you for sharing this lovely piece. ~Pamela
Comment By: PremiumDavid Turner on August 7, 2007 08:03:25 PM Report
I agree with David  and am grateful to him for spotting how appropiately the form fits the subject. I am intriqued by this form and must give it a go.


Warm Wishes



Comment By: FreeRobin Constantinou on July 3, 2007 08:07:31 PM Report
really well presented, love it, bravo on the award,

Comment By: FreeDavid Rojas on June 2, 2007 12:45:18 AM Report
This poem is genius.


Not only did you pull off a double-etheree, but the relation of form to content is impressive.

You've managed to capture the reader by starting the etheree as the tide rolls in, and this whole notion is enforced by the gradual increase of syllables. The second stanza tells of the receding tide, and the form of the stanza recedes as well.

Beautifully done.


I'd mistake you for a Laureate.


p.s. This piece is deserving of the award. Congratulations.

nice to see some true talent on the big board.

Comment By: FreeGlata on May 10, 2007 10:29:59 AM Report
Congrats Patty! Great to see this award here!

Hugs and neat style!


Comment By: FreeTracy Fletcher on May 9, 2007 04:40:28 PM Report

Congratulations on winning a Featured Poem Award. I really like this style it is very intriging.

Comment By: FreeCheryl Greenwell on May 8, 2007 10:02:12 AM Report
Very creative with a good message. I liked it.......Congrats...C
Comment By: FreeAdri on May 7, 2007 03:29:14 AM Report
Congratulations on winning for this interesting piece!! 
Adri x

Comment By: AdminRichardM on May 6, 2007 11:46:28 PM Report
Interesting and really a pleasure to read! One can feel the motion. Congratulations!

Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on May 6, 2007 08:08:51 PM Report
I told you this is GOOD --- congratulations on your Feature Poem Award.


Lady D

Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on May 3, 2007 03:09:17 PM Report
Maan....tthis is fairly impressive, Pen..Nice job of fitting a lovely poem into a very restricting format...len
Comment By: FreeLast Temple Knight on May 1, 2007 01:18:10 PM Report
A beautiful form and excellent poem, I like! :o)
Comment By: FreeGraham Jones on May 1, 2007 09:10:31 AM Report
I always like to see new styles of writing , and this is not left wanting, as I live by the sea I loved it from the start a wonderful poem.
Comment By: FreeS on April 30, 2007 07:13:24 PM Report
thats a cool style and your poem has a lot of hear to it.  Its nice to see someone write with some level of difficulty and keep balance to their poem. this is a new favorite for sure
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on April 30, 2007 05:35:55 PM Report
What an excellent poem about the Tide and an excellent double Etheree!!!

You got it!!!!


Lady D


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