The sevenling was created by Roddy Lumsden.
This 7-line poem is split into three stanzas.
The first three lines should contain an element of three. It could be three connected or contrasting statements, a list of three details or names, or something else along these lines. The three things can take up all three lines or be contained anywhere within the stanza.
The second three lines should also contain an element of three. The two stanzas do not need to relate to each other directly.
The final line/stanza should present a narrative summary, punchline, or unusual juxtaposition.
Titles are not required. If titles are used, they should be titled Sevenling followed by the first few words in parentheses.
The tone can be mysterious, offbeat or disturbing.
However, with the turbulent weather conditions and the accompanying destruction we’ve been experiencing in the States, I’m asking you to write on the theme of Hope in your sevenling.
WALT’S HOPEFUL EXAMPLE:
SEVENLING (OUR HEARTS GO OUT)
Our hearts go out to the victims of destruction
knowing reconstruction will be long and hard.
Our hearts are heavy for the losses they encounter.
We can offer our thoughts and prayers
We can give financial assistance.
but no amount of resistance will let us
ever forget, we are all in God’s hands
(C) Walter J. Wojtanik – 2017