TWO SPOOKY SEVENLINGS

A Sevenling is a seven line poem comprised of two tercets and a final one-line stanza.  Each tercet contains a grouping of three.  The two groupings can be connected directly or indirectly or not at all.  The last line is a summary, punchline, or juxtaposition.  Meter and rhyme are optional.  This form feels mysterious, offbeat, or disturbing, as if only part of the tale is being told.  Enjoy a bite of sugar-free Word Candy!

ADULTING ON HALLOWEEN

Doorbell
Doorbell
Doorbell

Candy
Candy
Candy

Sometimes, it pays to be short

 

ghost-in-mirror

SPECTRE IN THE BATHROOM

Dead eyes
Sallow cheeks
Unruly horns of hair

Not rattled
Not spooked
Certainly not scared

Of the crazy hag reflected there

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13 thoughts on “TWO SPOOKY SEVENLINGS

  1. Tippy Gnu October 27, 2016 / 5:50 pm

    What I get from this is, you’re a short woman who trick or treats, while passing yourself off as a kid. And you also are not afraid to look at yourself in the mirror, first thing in the morning.

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    • Just Joan October 28, 2016 / 12:40 pm

      Your takeaway was 100% correct, except that both of these poems are pure fiction. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    • Just Joan October 28, 2016 / 12:42 pm

      Thanks, Marissa. When I read that Sevenlings are “mysterious, offbeat, or disturbing, as if only part of the tale is being told,” it sounded like a perfect form to try for Halloween.

      Like

  2. Peter Klopp October 28, 2016 / 10:40 am

    Thank you for explaining what a sevenling is and for the very fine examples!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. circumstance227 October 28, 2016 / 3:32 pm

    So what’s up, 42? Are you gone or not gone?

    (Please say “not gone”!)

    Nice poems. And I can imagine you really DO infiltrate the trick-or-treaters in your ghost costume and bag the candy!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Just Joan October 28, 2016 / 4:22 pm

      The ghost of 42 shall post on a schedule known to her alone. 🙂

      Like

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