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cat -
napping
on the chair -
black crescent moon.
i like how your fur glistens in the light.

in your dreams you are chasing beasts again.
mighty hunter,
catching and
eating
mice.
This poem is a double Tetractys. A Tetracty should express one complete thought using 20
syllables. They can be written with more than one verse but
each subsequent verse must invert the syllable count. There is
no limit to the number of verses. The structure is:
line 1 - 1 syllable
line 2 - 2 syllables
line 3 - 3 syllables
line 4 - 4 syllables
line 5 - 10 syllables

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anapests-and-ink Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love how the form sort of echoes the movement of a cat stretching. Even the sound of the syllables makes me think of a cat yawning. Love it.
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
:clap::love:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks! I am very glad you like it.
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RestlessSands Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
mighty hunter, felt like saying 'rawr'

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im really liking all the forms you are going through :boogie:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Writer
Exactly!!
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94081lego Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I will never look at my cat the same way again. This poem illustrates all the normal qualities of a cat, but in a way that sounds beautiful. Great work!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks - I appreciate it very much!
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94081lego Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your Welcome!
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Villenueve Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully written love!:heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks - I appreciate it very much!
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Dream-SweetDreams Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Great :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks - I appreciate it very much!
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CelestialMemories Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have never heard of a Tetracty before! But reading such a lovely piece with the form made me love it!

Great job! :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks - I appreciate it very much!
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Shades-Of-Lethe Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic!! I love it! :love:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Many thanks. I appreciate it!
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silverfoxxette Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
thnx I love kittys
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Many thanks. I appreciate it!
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silverfoxxette Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
your very welcome :silentkitty:
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FoolsGolde Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
beauty in simplicity! so many images come to mind :D
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Many thanks. I appreciate it!
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vespera Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: :heart: :heart: thank you for pimping the project so well ;)

I shall have to try one of these at some point!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Sure! It's a great project. I know I have gowtten very slack in my writing. I will continue to promote it.
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lombregrise Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
:thumbsup:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Many thanks. I appreciate it!
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glossolalias Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
aww, cute :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Many thanks. I appreciate it!
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ryka-the-fallen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
~meow
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Many thanks. I appreciate it!
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You make me want to try this! I think I'm going to attempt one for my poem for the day. :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Great! It is a great form to work with.
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It is! :)
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bewilderedconfused Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcatdanceplz: great poem!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Many thanks. I appreciate it!
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bewilderedconfused Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!!! :iconmelimelo:
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, this is fantastic! Great topic to take on for the format, too; very charming.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks! I want to experiment a bit more with some of these forms.
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You should! I halfway wanna do the same, even though I'm not terribly good with forms.
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:sun:
:)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks! I am finding the segue into free verse to be a bit rough...
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Skullkid43 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Wow,its seems as though you draw inspiration from everywhere:)Its amazeing how you can continue to put out such interesting individual poems each day!:D
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks - I appreciate it very much!
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Cool (except the eating mice part- yuck)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks - I appreciate it very much!
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I learn so much from you about poetry!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Writer
Good - I am glad!
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