Depth of Memory
How long can
Trinity 3-0-1-5-6, our aunt’s,
The family’s favorite, Aunt Gladys.
Her phone number
could happen and kids might need quick advice
Today’s prompt: Write a number poem. The poem could be inspired by a favorite number or contain a number or be about numbers. I also used a new-to-me poetry form that was suggested, called Tetractys (pronounced to rhyme with malpractice). It’s a five-line syllabic verse whose syllable count per line is 1, 2, 3, 4, 10. This poetic form was invented by Englishman Ray Stebbing.
"Euclid, the mathematician of classical times, considered the number series 1, 2, 3, 4 to have mystical significance because its sum is 10, so he dignified it with a name of its own - Tetractys.”
I used a triple Tetractys in which the syllable count reverses in the second stanza.