To the love we gave you
You added vision, pluck, hard work,
Persistence, resourcefulness, compassion,
To answer a noble calling—
To comfort the ailing,
To cure disease,
A rictameter is a nine-line, fifty-syllable form of poetry. The syllabic count adheres strictly to the following pattern: 2-4-6-8-10-8-6-4-2. Ideally, the first and the final two-syllable lines mirror each other. Any subject may be taken up in this form of poetry.