Sevenling (flying lessons) – 14 June 2019

Sevenling (flying lessons)

the flying lessons commence
trembling fledglings, wings aflutter
flapping wildly, catching air, to freedom

the nest is silent now, remnants
of feathers, berry pits, seed chaff
scattered amidst brittle twigs and twine

never to return, she waits by the phone


The elements of the Sevenling are:
1. a heptastich, a poem in 7 lines made up of 2 tercets followed by a single line.
2. metered at the discretion of the poet.
3. 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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