By Marjorie Eldred
The following poem is a tetractys. It starts with one syllable, increases one syllable each line till line five. Line five is ten syllables. Second verse starts with ten syllables, then decreasing syllables each line, 4, 3, 2, 1. Enjoy the picture with me.
Flying to and fro, sitting ‘midst crocus
Searching worm’s movement, filling babies’ mouths.