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Silk

 

Silk (Tetractys)

 

Let
me wrap
my ribbons
around your waist;
allow myself to slowly come undone.

 

 

Silk (Snowflake Tetractys)

 

Let
me wrap
my ribbons
around your waist;
allow myself to slowly come undone.
Let us tangle tongues to savour taste and
tie ourselves to
these flavours
we have
spun.

 

 

 

 

 

~  Tetractys should express a complete thought, profound or comic, witty or wise using 20 syllables. They can be written with more than one verse but each subsequent verse must invert the syllable count. There is no limit to the number of verses. The structure is:
line 1 – 1 syllable
line 2 – 2 syllables
line 3 – 3 syllables
line 4 – 4 syllables
line 5 – 10 syllables

 

Two verses is a Snowflake Tetractys.

 

Thanks to Marion@BleedingMoon and Luke@WordSalad for introducing me to this form.

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