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.
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).