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 Category:  Horror and Thriller Poetry
  Posted: July 30, 2017      Views: 140
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Barb works at the local food bank volunteering her time at the country market. Barb has lived just about every profession there is to do. She has had a wild ride in her lifetime and uses poetry to tell everything. She is a cancer survivor. She hates - more...

She is an accomplished poet and is currently at the #7 spot on this years rankings.

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Chapter 84 of the book Family7
potlatch challange-tetractys formed
"The Being" by Barb Hensongispsaca



world of horror

that sends chills trailing from shoulders to toes

as hairs stand at attention in response

to the mournful

erie howl

of the



The book continues with Feeding Time. We will provide a link to it when you review this below.

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The Perfect Tetractys

from Ray Stebbing

The perfect tetractys would satisfy all the following criteria:

1. The correct syllable count of 1,2,3,4,10.

2. Use meaningful words (e.g. not the, a , an) in the single-syllable line.

3. Have line breaks that make sense, ie. conform to normal syntax, not separating words that quite obviously form a unit of meaning.

(If 2 and 3 did not apply, writing a tetractys would merely involve taking a twenty-syllable line and chopping it arbitrarily into the requisite lengths - it doesn't take a poet to do that!)

In addition to these the normal criteria for good poetry apply:

4. Effective use of imagery.

5. Effective choice of words.

6. Appeal to the ear, certainly by rhythm, possibly by use of other sound effects (rhyme, alliteration etc).

7. Most importantly, appeal to the intellect and the emotions; moving the reader to laughter, tears, deep thought, anger...
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