Sevenling (the journey)

Sevenling (the journey)

The journey is never over.
Never complete.
Always open to interpretation.

Destination, always changing,
a matter of conjecture.
Beginning and end have no significance.

The return is just a stop along the way.

I have been inspired by Ron. Lavalette, the master of the sevenling, to write my first.

Sevenling ~ created by Roddy Lumsden, a Scottish poet
~ a seven-line poem composed of three stanzas
~ first stanza ~ three connected or contrasting statements, or a list of three details, names or possibilities. (all of the three lines ~ or ~ contained anywhere within them)
~ second stanza ~ similarly contains an element of three, connected directly or indirectly or not at all to the preceding stanza (again, anywhere within the three lines)
~third stanza ~ a single line that should should act as a narrative summary or punchline or as an unusual juxtaposition
~ the tone should be mysterious, offbeat or disturbing, as if only a fragment of the story has been told
~ title is optional ~ if used, then “Sevenling (first few words)”

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13 thoughts on “Sevenling (the journey)

  1. Holy Shimoly, Ken; this is one out-friggin’-standing Sevenling.
    Though I’d hardly consider myself a master, I must admit that I’ve grown extremely fond of this highly-addictive form, which you have presented here so exceedingly well.
    I’m thinking that — if this (and the preceding shadorma) are any evidence — your recent travels have very positively influenced your work. (Not that it wasn’t great to start with but, man oh man, these are two wonders. And I’m happy that reading anything I’ve done has helped trigger them.
    Awesome work, Brother.

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    • You are most kind, Ron.. I’ve wanted to try this form for a while. Now that I have one under my belt I won’t be so hesitant.
      Yes, I think the traveling and seeing family gets my juices flowing.


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