Margo Roby defines the etheree as such: "The poem is ten lines. The first line has one syllable, the second has two, the third has three, and on until the tenth line which has ten."
|Photo Prompt from Magpie Tales|
out to pink
tinged with coral,
sanded in beachtones-
treasure chest of sea-sounds,
surf and sand sealed in its spire,
pearl of the deep, vessel cradling
Neptunian strains, bottled message,
each conch shell a beachcomber’s pandora.*
*Beyond the traditional meaning of "pandora," which refers to the mythological creature who opened the forbidden box of evil, it can also refer to a handsome fish that lives off the Mediterranean coast (Pagellus erythrinus), a mollusc (genus Pandora) the lives on sandy beaches, or a stringed musical instrument (from the word "bandore").