Action, or: Reaction

A ‘Reversed Etheree’

think; plot; call; travel; park; enter; browse; find; 
lift; turn; look; decide; walk; stand; wait; hand; 
pay; wrap; carry; return; check; sneak; 
place; hide; eat; chat; act; undress; 
lie; slumber; dream; waken; 
rise; dress; remove; bring; 
lay; rouse; grin; shrug; 
follow; watch; 


The poetry form, Etheree, consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Etheree can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

dโ€™Verse Quadrille #156

The above descort poem is my take on dโ€™Verseโ€™s Quadrille challenge.

The Quadrille is simply a poem of 44 words (excluding the title), and it can take any form. This weekโ€™s challenge was to use the word โ€œwrapโ€ in a Quadrille.

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

42 thoughts on “Action, or: Reaction”

  1. Fascinating form David, of which Iโ€™m not familiar โ€” thank you for sharing it my friend.

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