You gave me feathered pens, pendants, perfumes,
a George Michael CD, purple orchids, tomes,
that bag from Hidesign, drag queen costumes.
I wore a diamond pin, red lipstick, satin weave,
a lilac bra, no panties, high heels,
that sidelong smile, my heart on my sleeve.
And then they wonder why love doesn’t last.
Note: I am rather pleased with this, my first sevenling. Written as a Sunflower in the BWW: Poetry (Classic).
A Sevenling is a poem of seven lines like Sevenling by Anna Akhmatova. Lines one to three should contain 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. Lines four to six should similarly have three elements (statements, details, names, or possibilities) connected directly or indirectly or not at all. The seventh line should act as a narrative summary or punchline or an unusual juxtaposition. While there are no set metrical rules, because of its form, some rhythm, meter and/or rhyme is desirable. The visual structure of the form is two stanzas of three lines, with a solitary seventh line last line. Titles are not required.
Sevenling should be mysterious, offbeat or disturbing, giving a feeling that only part of the story is being told.
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