Sevenling (regret…nothing) – 6 June 2019

Sevenling (regret..nothing)

regret is a bitter exercise in
could-a, would-a, should-a
which begs the question

if we could have, would doing
as we should have made a
difference…in the end

nothing matters but this present moment


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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