Sevenling (no regrets) – 23 June 2019

Sevenling (no regret)

though I’ve said, “no regret”,
there are things I do, like stupid
mistakes, selfish choices, unkind words

change it all, I would, if I could,
it wouldn’t matter, some do-overs
taste even more bitter the second time

forgiveness…grace are the only things that save me


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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