A poem of seven lines inspired by a poem by Anna Akhmatova. The first three lines contain three elements (names, objects, etc.), the second three lines another three elements, and the last line some sort of denouement. Although no meter or rhyme scheme is specified, the poem is normally divided into two three-line stanzas and a solitary seventh line.
By Sherman Alexie. In Mudlark Flash No. 48 (January 2009).
Flying South for Winter
A sevenling by Nicolette Bethel. In Eclectica Magazine v12n2.
By Yolanda Calderon-Horn. Second Place Winner, November 2005 InterBoard Poetry Competition.
The Poets Collective: Sevenling
A description of the form with the poem by Anna Akhmatova that inspired it, plus two examples.
Sevenling (He lived for)
By Rodger Moody. Published on The Oregonian Web site, June 10, 2011.
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