The challenge at Real Toads for the weekend is to write a tetractys.  It is a poem consisting of twenty syllables.  It’s divided into five lines with the following syllable count:  1, 2, 3, 4, 10.



a new plant

growing stronger

Mother Nature renews herself each spring.


Be sure to visit Real Toads for more tetractys.

12 thoughts on “Tetractys

  1. Your words go well with that lovely picture, Teresa. The simple truth you gave us really suits the form as well.

  2. “renews herself” … I like that. Something to think about. There is a beauty in thinking of nature as self-sufficient.

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