To Miss Green
by ALFRED R. ROHN
So much pain
So much more pain
Pain plus pain plus pain
Equals one pail of pain
One pail of pain times x pain
Now that is one shit load of pain
I had enough! I will add the ‘t’
Paint! I will paint my world green! Take that, pain!
Created about twenty years ago by an Arkansas poet named Etheree Taylor Armstrong, this titled form, the Etheree, consists of ten lines of unmetered and unrhymed verse, the first line having one syllable, each succeeding line adding a syllable, with the total syllable count being fifty-five.
This concise form is meant to focus on one idea or subject.