Want something fun to do over the holidays? Try a new poetic form.
For this Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge, I’m asking poets to
write a sevenling. The sevenling is a relatively newer form created by Roddy Lumsden. Click here to read my earlier post on how to write a sevenling.
As in previous challenges, the winner will be featured in a future issue of Writer’s Digest (the May/June 2011 issue to be precise).
The sevenling has some interesting rules (some a little more abstract than others), but the basics involve writing a seven line poem comprised of two tercets and a final one-line stanza that kind of holds everything together. (Again, click on my earlier post if you need an example.)
The deadline for the sevenling challenge is January 15, 2011. So you’ve only got about one month to tackle this 7-line poetic form.
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