A to Z Challenge Poetry

#Etheree: Dreary #atozchallenge

Were once
In love, and
Together, we
Started our new life;
We bought our first unit,
Adopted our first pet dog,
Enjoyed the mundane weekly chores;
Until the excitement waned away
And, with nothing new the love turned bitter

(c) Sanch Vee @ Sanch Writes (6 April 2017)


The Etheree consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 syllables respectively. There can be other forms such as the Reverse Etheree (which is the reverse of the Etheree) or a double etheree (which has 1-10 lines followed by 10-1 lines)

This has been written for the 2017 A to Z Challenge

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  • John Holton
    6 April 2017 at 4:28 am

    Interesting poetic form, and I like this one.
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  • Vinay Leo R.
    6 April 2017 at 5:10 am

    Ouch! I was hoping for a happily ever after, but I guess it wasn’t to be.

    • Sanch, the writer
      6 April 2017 at 8:47 pm

      Nope…sorry! Lot more common than you think…

  • Tina Basu
    6 April 2017 at 5:16 am

    ohh ho why bitter ! i am looking forward to reading all your posts – i have no idea about these styles f poetry!

  • Alex Daw
    6 April 2017 at 5:20 am

    I have never heard of etheree…you learn something new everyday! I like the look of it.

  • Roshan Radhakrishnan
    6 April 2017 at 5:39 am

    again, beautifully written and taught me a new form of poetry again.

  • Rajlakshmi
    6 April 2017 at 8:00 am

    No no no… That’s sad. Another beautifully formed poem.
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  • Rajlakshmi
    6 April 2017 at 8:00 am

    No no no… That’s sad. Another beautifully formed poem.
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  • Jacqui
    6 April 2017 at 10:49 am

    That is very sad. Why does that happen as often as it does?

  • Shailaja Vishwanath
    6 April 2017 at 11:12 am

    This one was fascinating! I admired the gradual building up of the relationship just like the syllable count and then the last line just takes all the excitement away in a single swoop. uff! Loved it.

  • Leanne
    6 April 2017 at 11:28 am

    Another type of poem I didn’t know about Sanch – and I loved your version of it (although it was very sad!)
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  • Shilpa Garg
    6 April 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Another delightful form of poetry I learnt today. Loved the way you shared their story… sad for them though!

  • Swathi Shenoy
    6 April 2017 at 3:19 pm

    I thought it was going to be a happy ending but the last line gave a twist I wasn’t expecting! Learning new form everyday through your blog. Good one πŸ™‚
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  • Shalini
    6 April 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Whoa! Until the last line, I thought it was all lovey-dovey. Thats sad! But I loved this form of poetry and you’ve written it so beautifully.

  • Kaddu
    6 April 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Good end. I’m glad it wasn’t an unrealistic fairy-tale happy ending. Bitter makes it real. πŸ˜›
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    • Sanch, the writer
      6 April 2017 at 10:00 pm

      Exactly… πŸ˜› Also, I have a morbid streak in my writing!

  • Ramya abhinand
    6 April 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Wow where do you are not this from? I have never come across such styles of poetry..
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    • Sanch, the writer
      6 April 2017 at 10:01 pm

      I found most of the forms on Shadow Poetry (which I have linked to in the description of the form). Never knew them myself before this challenge.

  • Menaka Bharathi
    6 April 2017 at 6:01 pm

    This is new to me as is the word ethree, lovely, need to learn more.
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  • Suzy
    6 April 2017 at 7:23 pm

    I like this poetry form. Reminds me of a haiku. Didn’t expect that ending, though it’s quite realistic. Well done.

  • Sheethal
    6 April 2017 at 8:21 pm

    I always felt poetry was not my cup of cake but you make it look very simple. I am loving your poetry series . Getting to learn something new everyday.
    And loved the way you took the story with a very realistic ending.

  • Roma Gupta Sinha
    6 April 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Your Etheree is ethereal dear. I loved the form as well as your composition.
    Truly Yours Roma

  • Soumya
    6 April 2017 at 10:25 pm

    This form I’ve heard of! I even managed to write one eons ago.

    Your take is brilliant! The fresh breath of love to the stale remains, a much existent state if you aren’t lucky to find the right mate.

  • Modern Gypsy
    6 April 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Hmm…boredom setting in…that does happen quite often, doesn’t it?
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  • Vidya Sury
    6 April 2017 at 10:34 pm

    It is the same for all relationships. Ennui sets in eventually! Love the Etheree form! Hugs, Sanch!

  • Geets
    6 April 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Just the moment when I thought, it was going to be a happy ending, it changed! I think that’s how life is in real!

  • Mithila Menezes @fabulus1710
    7 April 2017 at 1:25 am

    Theoretically, the reverse etheree seems more challenging than the etheree. No points for which one I’ll try first ?

    The last line is so hauntingly perfect, Sanch! ?
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  • Sreesha
    7 April 2017 at 1:26 pm

    This is really, really sad. But it happens so often.
    Interesting form. Are there shorter versions with fewer than 10 lines as well?

  • Ishieta@Isheeria's
    9 April 2017 at 12:09 am

    Learning so much about writing fron you S. And the way you string words together to make a complete story.. Awesome!