A little less than, very near not quite

Always within an inch, borderline

Practically somewhere, nearly

Virtually within an inch

Just about pretty much

As good as it gets





P. S. An Etheree , consists of ten lines of 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 syllables

It can also be reversed and written 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

In response to November Notes Writing Challenge Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies and Rosema of areadingwriter.❀



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27 Responses to Almost

  1. sheldonk2014 says:

    very interesting
    Great read

  2. oglach says:

    I’ve thought about doing this before, didn’t know the form had a name. Nice work.

  3. Sha'Tara says:

    … as in, maybe and that’s final…? πŸ™‚

  4. Paul says:

    This is amazingly well done! Perfect form and insightful, thoughtful content. I’ve already read it three times. And once backwards! πŸ™‚ Marvelous.

    Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. Very cool poetry style, thank you for sharing!

  6. Wow, backward ‘n forward…
    pretty cool to build a puzzle within a poem! πŸ™‚ πŸ’œ Jackie@KWH

  7. maria says:

    Wow!! This is cleverly done. I love the choice of words. Each line tugs the heart. </3

  8. inkyfire says:

    i really loved it… and the design of the poem as it is inclined and decending to “YOU”…. lovely !!

  9. Davy D says:

    Brilliant poem Mich. I have not encountered the Etheree and the way you have used the words and the structure is so clever πŸ™‚

  10. mandibelle16 says:

    Almost, but not quite. Almost isn’t “is” is it? Great piece.

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