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.
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).