Sevenling (collections) – 3 June 2019

Sevenling (collections)

collections of things fill my shelves,
the nooks and crannies, and rubbermaid
bins long forgotten in the attic…and basement

collecting dust, books, cherub angel
figurines, teddy bears, and heart-shaped
rocks that I’ve discovered in gravel beds and kept

I’m not certain…but I could be a hoarder


The elements of the Sevenling are:
1. a heptastich, a poem in 7 lines made up of 2 tercets followed by a single line. metered at the discretion of the poet.
2. unrhymed.
4. composed with 3 complimentary images in the first tercet and 3 parallel images in the second tercet. The end line is a juxtaposed summary of the 2 parallels, a sort of “punchline”.
5. the poem should be titled “Sevenling: (first few words of poem).

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