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Sevenling (melancholy) – 20 June 2019

Sevenling (melancholy)

melancholy descends like
fog, muting milieux, obscuring
vistas, lengthening shadows

endless days veiled in gray gloom
vexing clock’s incessant ticking…ticking
leaky faucet dripping…dripping

the sun will come out tomorrow…you betcha

~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 (pink sky) – 18 June 2019

Sevenling (pink sky)

pink sky at gloaming
a phenomenon, sun streams
lengthening, dust particles scattering

sailors and shepherds of old
delighted in this sight, foretelling
fair weather, clear skies due west

but I just think it’s pretty

~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 (clouds) – 18 June 2019

Sevenling (clouds)

low gray clouds bellow,
weeping droplets that smell
of fish, dead leaves and clay

no sweet fragrance of spring
flowers, no sun kissed green,
only sticky, cold wetness

somewhere a lake grows shallow

~kat

(I took this photo from my desk at work…do you see that fishy cloud formation? It blew me away…so of course I had to get my phone out to snap a picture! I love clouds! 😊)


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 (tired) – 17 June 2019

Sevenling (tired)

i’m tired
of the lies, of the hate
tired of unchecked lawlessness

once upon a time
truth mattered, people cared
criminals paid for their crimes

privilege reigns terror on the innocent

~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 (it’s difficult) – 16 June 2019

Sevenling (it’s difficult)

sometimes it’s difficult
to do the right thing
to tell the truth, harder yet to hear it

but sleep comes easy,
to a clear conscience
honesty and a willingness to accept truth

what is a friend if not painfully honest

~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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