Monday, September 24, 2012

Sevenling: A.M.



   Wandering downstairs with
   crusty eyes, scarecrow hair
   and sheet-creased face

   Just one more chapter…
   one more paragraph…
   one more sentence…

   Remember when life was more engaging than books?  Me neither.

Image by dolcedolce.com

Written for IGwRT.  The poetic form called Sevenling, consisting of seven lines, two tercets each with some sort of list of three with the final line creating an impact.  For a much better explanation and examples check out the link.  Also shared with dVerse Poets Open Link Night

34 comments:

  1. I love that the face may be creased by either page or cloth! Very clever; and in a short space vivid images! k.

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  2. Wow that's a picture that might scare away the cat haha

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  3. Around my house mornin' ain't purdy, and it for sissies! ;-)

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  4. Love the conclusion of the sevenling! Makes me gasp.

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  6. I can remember reading all night long because I can't put down a good book ~ I like your sevenling, specially the last line ~

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  7. I like what you've done here, Mary...now go brush your hair.

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    1. Hahaha - if you insist! Thanks Charlie.

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  8. This is so familiar to me that I wondered if my shades werre open. I need a how-to book to guide me on how to become engossed in something outside o books. Well written, sis

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    1. It runs in the family, lol. Thanks sis!

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  9. And haven't we all felt like this at some point? Nice work.

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  10. Yes, I can get all mussy when engrossed in writing or reading...great sevenling!

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  11. Your so write, I can't remember life without books or writing either. Love this write of yours

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  12. What a fun form. Thanks for introducing me, Mary. Lovely poem, too.

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  13. Wonderful poem - love the sheet creased face. K

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  14. ha, love this... just last week stayed up until 2 a.m. to finish a book...

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    1. :o) It's always a treat to stay up and read if only we didn't have to pay for it the next day! Thank you.

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  15. Never heard of a sevenling, but I love the challenge of writing to form. Good job!

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    1. Thanks Yvonne. I like form writing too. And I think when I have written form for awhile it improves my free verse.

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  16. haha...i have always loved books...and eh, maybe they carry some adventures we can live up to...smiles...

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  17. Lol! O get hooked like that sometimes as well... Nice one! :)

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  18. Ha :) I've loved books from the moment I could read ...actually even before....when I was read to. I love books :)

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  19. A little obsessive on the reading, eh Mary?!! (I don't get "scarecrow" hair, told that I look more like a "rooster." Lol!
    Interesting format, really like what you've done with it. Great capture.

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    1. Heehee, rooster hair - I can picture that Ginny. :o) Thanks.

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  20. great comparison and love the passion of life in bedroom and more.
    most honesty work!

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  21. But surely the Book>Chapter>Paragraph>Sentence is an effective metaphor for something darker, like LIFE??

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    1. Ah, thank you for you careful reading Doctor... perhaps you have the Rx for this? lol

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