Sevenling (mind your words)
mind your words my friend
consider their tone and tenor,
the power of your tongue,
sharp as a jagged blade
it can cut, maim, and
slander with a simple twist
sticks and stones…sticks and stones
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).