“Sevenling (Such beauty is…)


(Titles not required, a Sevenling should be titled Sevenling followed by the first few words in parentheses The tone should be mysterious, offbeat or disturbing, giving a feeling that only part of the story is being told. The poem should have a certain ambience which invites guesswork from the reader.

“Sevenling” (such beauty is)

Such beauty is the white rose in that vase!
There’s kitchen clatter; guttural the drain.
The hiss of steaming pots announce a din.

A hurried note; its writing smeared and stained
White tablecloth is stormed with many spots;
The chicken, fried, is cold and in a bowl.

The sign upon the door says: “Out to Lunch”