Sevenling (whirlwinds) – 25 June 2019

Sevenling (whirlwinds)

catch us unaware
displacing things, turning us around

the hours tick tock
another day lost to
urgency, futile pursuits, unfinished to do lists

the sweet scent of roses goes unnoticed


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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