Evidence of violence was scattered around the house
A severed limb, bloody knives, a jar of eyeballs
A cardboard box with older remains
The scent of barbeque wafts through the air
Burgers, corn on the cob, pasta salad
Dinner waiting patiently on the table
Amy always liked to start decorating early
1. The first stanza of three lines should contain an element of three, this can be three objects, three names, three situations, these should either be related or contrasting.
2. The next stanza of three lines should contain another groups of three either connected directly, indirectly or not at all to the proceeding group.
3. The final single line Should act as a summary, a punchline or a juxtaposition.
4. The are no rules as to meter, but a meter, rhyme scheme or rhythm would benefit the form.
5. The poem should be set out in 2 stanzas of three lines followed by a single stand alone line.
6. A Sevenling does not need to be titled, if it is it should be titled Sevenling, followed by the first few words in parenthesis.
7. The tone of a Sevenling should be mysterious, offbeat or disturbing. The reader should feel that only a fragment of the story has been told with plenty left for them to interpret.