Category Archives: Sevenling

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

~kat

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).


Sevenling (a good father) – 26 June 2019

Photo Courtesy of Maria Estela Avalos

Sevenling (a good father)

a good father
loves his children
nurtures them, protects them from harm

a good father
is willing to die for them
to scale mountains, and sometimes rivers

woe to the nation who shutters their gates to goodness

(Dedicated to the good father we failed this week…Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his nearly 2-year-old daughter, Valeria.)

~kat


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).


Sevenling (whirlwinds) – 25 June 2019

Sevenling (whirlwinds)

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

~kat


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).


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

~kat

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).


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

~kat


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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