Post Script. Would you believe there is a development of the "etheree" form - the "double etheree." Try to resist looking it up HERE until you've tried to guess/figure out what it might be. Then GET BUSY!
You can find a definition of the Etheree form, and a fine example of it HERE. 55 syllables, ten lines, the first line to have but one syllable, then one MORE syllable in each subsequent line. I want to be sure I have the form firmly fixed in my mind before I apply it to a serious poem in etheree form . . . so here goes.
Four Five Six
Seven Eight Nine
Ten Eleven Twelve
Thirteen Fourteen Fifteen
Sixteen Seventeen Eighteen
Nineteen Twenty TwentyOne (OH
DRAT! That don't work out any more, do it?)
Oh well, press on . . TwentyTwo TwentyThree!
Good! I've got the pattern! Now for a poem! (Goes to desk. Opens laptop. Sucks pencil . . . )
V**G*N T****S yesterday reported that all scheduled services ran to time throughout the day and passengers, livestock and freight reached their destinations in a contented frame of mind and pleasantly surprised at this unprecedented turn of events. A V**G*N spokesperson blamed this circumstance on "the wrong kind of fog" (See picture below)
. . . invites followers and fans to guess why the Class was Cancelled or even Ancelled! No! No! Sorry! That's altogether too easy, innit? Guess how the car got parked where it did . . .
BTW . . . Google Images is full of this sort of thing. Search on "Amazing Accidents", "Silly Accidents" etc. And MIND HOW YOU GO! You wouldn't want your class to be cancelled just because you came in through the window . . .