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Bloganuary #30: Me as a Tree

Trees Like Me

my head
I will live
I bloom yearly
producing sweet fruit
Leo the late bloomer
my graying hair dyed auburn
trying to stay limber and fit
keeping my straight rows in perspective
enjoying the companionship of friends
delicate root system, tread softly
complicated integrated 
rough, dry emollient free
built rugged for long life
never showing loss
frizzy hair day
resting place

Double Etheree
ยฉMarsha Ingrao 2022

An etheree poem consists of ten lines with an increasing number of syllables, created twenty years ago my a man named Etheree Taylor Armstrong. (poor guy) The first line is a one-syllable word; the second line has two syllables, continuing until the tenth line which has ten syllables. Taking it back down to one syllable makes the poem a double etheree.

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    • LOL! Thanks, Monica. Great talking to you today. I’ll send you the link. Have a great week, and thanks for reading and commenting, my friend. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Thank you, Janis. Colleen Chesebro introduced me to syllabic poetry and I enjoy writing it a lot. It does not seem quite as forced as rhymed poetry to me, although I enjoy that, too. ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Marsha, a wonderful post – the tree photos are sublime and I’m smiling at your poetic descriptions. A superb double etheree – well done for a whole month of blogging! A fantastic feat! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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