Day Seven, NaPoWriMo: Write a Sevenling

By Nakahara Nantenbo (Andon, No. 85, p. 59) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Today’s poem on Robert Brewer’s blog is a sevenling, and it’s a lot of fun. Click on the link to read the rules. My attempt is below.

2013 April PAD Challenge: Day 7 | Write a Poem a Day Until May | WritersDigest.com.

Zen

 

one wide brush

one block of ink

one roll of rice paper

 

one minute

one emptiness

one stoke

 

mastery

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From Out of the Past: An Easy Form

This morning I was reviewing my current writing assignment.

I had decided to provide examples of many poetic short forms for teachers to use in lessons, even though this will not be not the focus of the publisher’s product.

I wrote the following poem following a word substitution format.

Thinking about the little verse during my revision process, I decided it was too abstract for fifth and sixth graders and replaced it, but it seemed a shame not to share it with someone, so here it is:

Languages: flowing rivers between thoughts

Rivers between flowing thoughts: Languages

Flowing thoughts between languages; rivers

Between languages, thoughts; rivers flowing

Thoughts—rivers; languages flowing between

If you want to write one of your own, use find and replace in Word. Noodle with the results until you get something that pleases you.