Sevenling (at the seashore) – 15 June 2019

Sevenling (at the seashore)

at the seashore shell shards
sparkle, seagulls swoop, plucking
mole crabs from the sand

angry waves swirl and swell,
swallowing the beach before
returning to the deep

don’t forget the sunscreen


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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