Count Down

Count Down

Type: Structure, Metrical Requirement
Description: A ten-line sort of nonet. It descends from ten-syllables in line one to one in line ten, giving a total of fifty-five syllables. It doesn’t need to rhyme. Metrically, it is a syllabic form.
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 10
Line/Poem Length: 10

Pasted from http://www.poetrybase.info/forms/000/57.shtml
My thanks to Charles L. Weatherford for years of work on this fine Poetrybase resource.

Note: This is merely and inverted Etheree. According to Charles the Etheree also goes by the name: Count Up. I listed the specification in the name of Etheree.

My example poem

Figure It Out (Count Down)

Long division and multiplication
caused me no end of irritation.
Before calculators arrived
don’t know how that I survived.
Now, new math’s on the scene;
what the heck’s it mean?
Conspiracy-
don’t you see?
they won
one.

© Lawrencealot – August 5, 2014

 

 

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