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.
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).