Springtime in the Mountains
Then lacy toothwort--
Soon after pink phlox,
Spicy hidden wild ginger,
Firepinks blaze crimson against green,
White ash traces ghostly between trees.
Winter fades; nature renews; we rejoice.
Etheree, from the website Allpoetry: "The etheree is a little-known poetry format, consisting of ten lines with graduated syllables. It was created about twenty years ago by an Arkansas poet named Etheree Taylor Armstrong.
The first line is a monosyllabic word; the second line has two syllables, and so on, until the tenth line with, ultimately, ten syllables. The most important elements of this format are the etheree structure, coherence (pulling ideas together to create a complete thought) and focusing on imagery."