TETRACTYS


Tetractys should express a complete thought, profound or comic, witty or wise 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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Work

Keep
busy.
If you are
aimless and have
nothing to do or nowhere to go, work.



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Excel

To
become
a master
practice perfect
execution of all the basic skills.



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No Secret

Hide
behind
false truths and
you'll find that you
have hidden from nobody but yourself.



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By-roads

By
breaking
barriers,
brotherhood brings
befriended believers boundless beauty.
Regular rituals remain righteous.
Rediscover
religion's
rambling
roads.



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Mmm...

Why
is it
that nothing
smells as good as
freshly baked bread, straight from Grandma's oven?



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Sunburn

(double tetractys)

Hot
Summer
Sunshine burns.
Protect yourself.
Always wear a hat and stay in the shade,
Sunburn causes blisters and peeling skin.
Apply sunscreen
Keep your youth.
Don't get
Burnt.