A Thought in 20 Syllables Cupcake for your thoughts? What's on your mind, currently? Certainly there's a lot going on up there. Pick any one of the things that's stuck on your brain so you may write a poem based on it. Someone at work pissing you off? Feeling blue about something? Do you miss somebody? Are you having a food craving? Really, pick any ol' thang. Now for the real challenge: the tetractys. This little poetry form consists of 5 lines and 20 syllables arranged as follows: 1, 2, 3, 4, 10. That's the minimum, at least. You can add more than one verse. There's just a certain way it's supposed to look if you do plan to do a double, triple, etc., which is to make the following stanza inverted. So it would be 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 10, 4, 3, 2, 1... That's about all you need to know. No rhyming required, either. :) An Example (Move your mouse to reveal the content) An Example (open) An Example (close) Eclipse, by Marie Summers An Eclipse Rules the sky. . . A rare chance for Divine friends, sun and moon, to rub noses. Would also like to mention that it's a coincidence that my 20th challenge would have a 20 syllable theme to it. xD I only now realized how fitting all of this is.