Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sevenling (Window)

the window opens to three things:
colour of the sky, trees on the horizon
and white pebbled ground 

the eye catches the morning palette on brick wall,   
smell of buttered pancakes and syrup, and
sealed envelope and file on mahogany table

the mood of the day has been made.

Posted for Imaginary Garden of Real Toads :   Sunday Photo's Challenge

Poetry form:  Sevenling - a poetry form of 7 lines.  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. 

Picture credit:   Margaret Bednar of Art Happens 365


  1. Oh how lovely Grace! I clapped my hands in glee to see another sevenling.. wonderful form, wonderful picture and the perfect poem.

  2. What a cool form--and you've written an example that shows it off nicely. Loving the buttered pancakes--the human element, the merging with the larger world. Nicely done, Heaven.

  3. Ah, I love sevenlings and this is one of the best I've ever read... so vivid!

  4. Sometimes that's all it takes. :-)

  5. "The mood of the day has been made" and such a good mood it is, too. Very well done. I like this form, and love that you and Kerry both chose to use it.

  6. Very nice job on the form. Loved the pancakes, Leaving me with the question, what is in the sealed envelope. xo

  7. A beautiful sevenling - imbued with pancakes and syrup. Lovely.

  8. Oh, how lovely and morning-celebratory! I never knew about sevenlings before --- after reading this poem, I am inspired to try one!

  9. I'm not one that keeps up with form but when I see a piece this good I have to say. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Love the sevenling, and really appreciate the multi-sensory approach you took. This is a happy mood-inducing piece!

  11. Grace, this is a nice poem. You did good with the newer form.

    I think I might try writing a Sevenling soon. Perhaps for next week's OSI if it seems right.

    I like your mechanics also. First the distant from the window, then the eye brings in the close and still closer. I could smell the pancakes, the mood is set for me.

  12. Simplicity... And this form is perfect for it. You captured the mood and let me tell you, the smells of apple and dough that wafted from that old, old kitchen were amazing!

  13. I think I'll have some buttered pancakes and syrup for breakfast in the morning!

    Very nice imagery, Grace.

  14. your poetry is delicate and beautiful Grace!

  15. I'm loving these sevenlings! I like the mood of the day you describe!

  16. I also want to know what is in the sealed envelope! :)
    This is lovely.

  17. Hello.
    You create some wonderful imagery here...I can smell the buttered pancakes (smile).
    I wonder what's in the sealed envelope...a love letter perhaps?
    Nice photo choice.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Lyrics Of Fire

  18. A lovely form I do not know, and a lovely example.It paints a scene and a mood.


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