Sevenling (bitter berries)

October 8, 2009 § 17 Comments


In a desperate attempt to get back on my poetic mare, here’s a sevenling. Roddy Lumsden’s form has specific rules, including using threes and a surprise ending. 




Sevenling (bitter berries)

Grandmother chose six and all but one was lost;
Mother stopped at two; her Daughter followed close
behind, working hard for one, just one!

It’s said that “absence makes the heart grow fond,”
But they misunderstood the quote; it’s not absence, but
the family tree that seeds and blooms the   

 …bitter berries of divorce.

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