Sevenling (three things) – 5 June 2019

Sevenling (three things)

there are three things,
death, taxes, and change
that are certain in life

liberty, the pursuit of
happiness and freedom
are magnanimous ideals

prone to fade like the ink that penned them


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.
3. 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”.
4. the poem should be titled “Sevenling: (first few words of poem).

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