Sevenling (clouds) – 18 June 2019

Sevenling (clouds)

low gray clouds bellow,
weeping droplets that smell
of fish, dead leaves and clay

no sweet fragrance of spring
flowers, no sun kissed green,
only sticky, cold wetness

somewhere a lake grows shallow


(I took this photo from my desk at work…do you see that fishy cloud formation? It blew me away…so of course I had to get my phone out to snap a picture! I love clouds! ๐Ÿ˜Š)

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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