Thursday, 5 April 2018

Eclipse: An Etheree (Letters from the Soul #5)

And Dark
Birth and death
Life, a see-saw
Dance of universe;
A beautiful eclipse
Is a message from heaven
Nothing we see is permanent
The earth, in perennial motion
We flow with the duality of life.

© Purba Chakraborty 

Note: This is an Etheree. The poetry form, etheree consists of 10 unrhymed lines of 1, 2, 3,4, 5,6,7,8,9, 10 syllables. It was created by an Arkansas poet called Etheree Taylor Armstrong.


  1. Hadn't heard of this poetry form before! Should try it out soon.

    Having said that, I loved the way you have shown the message that an eclipse conveys.

  2. Hari OM
    I love poetry, but I find my education much improved by visiting here... have never seen or heard of this style - Excellent! YAM xx

  3. I love how "ethereal" is brought out here. Learning a lot about poetry through your blog :-)

  4. True that nothing is permanent. Enriched myself in new form of poetry!

  5. I have not heard about this poetry form, so thank you for introducing me to it. Nothing we see is permanent - Completely agree with it. The universe offers us both light and dark. It is up to us how we take them and march ahead.

  6. The depth of words is quite intense...I liked the usage of ‘dance of universe’ the most.

  7. Earnestly Purba, I come here to learn something each day love and yes a really worthy series. Do compile them in an ebook ♥️

  8. That was wonderful and more so because today I learnt about Etheree! I never knew about such a form of poem. Thanks for adding that small note at the end.

  9. Fab... it's always interesting hearing and reading about a new form. Liz

  10. What a deep philosophy woven so beautifully in words. Kudos to your young and wise mind!

  11. Beautifully done Purba :)

  12. "We flow with the duality of life." How true! It shouldn't but it is the reality of life. Well written, Purba and this is new for me, Etheree, I mean. Good job hunting down new forms of poetry.


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