Recently, a fellow blogger, Ron introduced me to a new poetic form called ‘Sevenlings’. It looked intriguing so I thought I’d have a go using the words from this weeks wordle words from The Sunday Whirl. A description of this form is –
“The first three lines should contain an element of three – three connected or contrasting statements, or a list of three details, names or possibilities. This can take up all of the three lines or be contained anywhere within them. Then, lines four to six should similarly contain an element of three, connected directly or indirectly or not at all. The seventh line should act as a narrative summary or punchline or as an unusual juxtaposition. ”
He woke with a sudden jolt, that frightening dream again,
yesterday a man of dignity, today cut down to size,
tomorrow left to scrape a meagre living, pockets empty.
What did it all mean? He was a bold, fearless man,
a roaring success, never one to let an opportunity pass,
governed by a simple creed – be ruthless, greedy, unforgiving.
Who could he turn to for an answer?