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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).


Sevenling (ignorance) – 22 June 2019

Sevenling (ignorance)

ignorance overheard
one table over, loud, sanctimonious,
obnoxious, extolling ‘merika’s greatness

professing adoration
for propagandized agendas, white privilege,
pro-prelife evangelical hatred for others

don’t engage, kat, for god’s sake, just eat your toast

~kat
(True story…it was a nice breakfast out, our Saturday morning routine on the way to the grocery store…well almost. Fortunately, I’ve learned to ignore the ignorant.)


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 (midsummer) – 21 June 2019

Sevenling (midsummer)

midsummer sun lingers, still,
tarrying into the gloaming, night,
illuminating our dreams

fare thee well, sweet spring,
first blossoms, blooms on the wind,
now plump into fat, first fruits

scent of cut grass and roses wafting

~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 (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).


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