Gumbo, Tetractys Poem

Yo, gumbo file’ Louisiana

peppers, onions

celery

chicken

spice.

Le’ boudin delivers flavors divine

spoon in some rice

potato

salad

neat.

c. Lemuel

03 June 2018

Notes

Tetractys poetic form

  • Five lines
  • L1 has one syllable. Then each next line has that many syllables. L5 has ten syllables.
  • Attempt to go with one complete thought or concept. This example poem is upside down. Mine is about Cajun gumbo.

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