Etheree

The etheree is a little-known poetry format, consisting of ten lines with graduated syllables. It was created over twenty years ago by an Arkansas poet named Etheree Taylor Armstrong.
The first line is a monosyllabic word; the second line has two syllables, and so on, until the tenth line with, ultimately, ten syllables. The form and outline of your poem should look like the following diagram where X=a syllable:
X
XX
XXX
XXXX
XXXXX
XXXXXX
XXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX
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A poem of 10 lines

Syllabic: 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10

Unrhymed

No Meter.

Example Poem
Wouldn’t Chu?
Duck
Pigeon
Meadow lark
Ring-neck pheasant
swallow, sparrow, hawk
Even owls in  the night.
All may at some time take flight.
Some still have to walk, the penguin,
ostrich,  and emu to name a few.
If they’d voted they’d all fly.  So would  I.
© Lawrencealot -May 7, 2012
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