Sevenling (it’s difficult) – 16 June 2019

Sevenling (it’s difficult)

sometimes it’s difficult
to do the right thing
to tell the truth, harder yet to hear it

but sleep comes easy,
to a clear conscience
honesty and a willingness to accept truth

what is a friend if not painfully honest


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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