How could I not take part with such an evocative image chosen by Diana?
ETHEREE: The Etheree poem consists of ten lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. An Etheree can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
A darkness grows
Seeping into water
My long blonde hair stays behind
Exposing my poor nakedness
A child lost in a time with no kindness
Cold skin, white against teeming cruel shadows
Black heart whispering melancholy words
Stay still, forever no one will care
Who will remember you strange child?
Mother, father, sister, none.
Death is your only friend
Come! In the water
Reflect and be
Still. Death’s friend
Ooh, that was creepy!