Sevenling (remember) – 27 June 2019

Sevenling (remember)

I remember
life before Alexa,
mobile phones and GPS

and neighborhoods,
kids playing outside
grown ups gabbing on the porch

these days we’re attached to our phones, connected to nobody


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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