Sevenling (because I believe) – 24 June 2019

Sevenling (because I believe)

because I believe in faeries
I see them everywhere, in old tree hollows,
dancing in flower beds, flickering sparks of light at night

but only when they let me
instinctively, they know when I need
company, encouragement, a little mischief and magic

some believe in lofty patriarchal deities, but I believe in faeries…and they, in me


Happy International Faerie Day

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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