Conception – the fun part
Life – the  best part
Death – the hard part

Youth – love and laughter
Prime – adventure, love and laughter
Senescence – rest, reflection, love and laughter

Grabbed by the scruff, it’s all worth living

A prompt last week at dVerse to write a Sevenling proved a tad addictive, so here’s another one for Open Link Night.

Spring REALLY arrived yesterday – warm enough to have lunch and a nap on the patio, so I’m celebrating with a last view of next door’s
magnolia grandiflora Magnolia-Grandiflora-before tomorrow’s expected gale tears it to shreds!

magnolia 13.4.16


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26 Responses to Sevenling

  1. MarinaSofia says:

    It really sounds like you are having fun with this type of verse, playing with it – delightful!


  2. I really like your sevenling. I couldn’t help noticing, however, that you could use the end of L3 in L1 😉

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  3. Grace says:

    Yes it is ~ And yes, spring has finally arrived here too Viv ~ Have a good weekend ~

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  4. Nodding my head to your points about life!

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  5. mtw says:

    oh, i love that concept! all of life is worth living, and we are hustled into an glorious adventure for the duration of our lives. beautiful.

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  6. lillian says:

    Oh a sevenling we will go! 🙂 Singin’ your praises here. Yep — I definitely choose love and laugher at every stage of my life. Grabbin’ life by the scruff in my rejuvenatement period! Great post. Smiling I am!

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  7. kanzensakura says:

    Oh that zinger line! And this leads me to believe much laughter in the hereafter. Great sevenling.

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  8. She says:

    Hmm. I would switch the descriptions for “Life” and “Death,” but I’m a weirdo.

    I really like the last line.


  9. thotpurge says:

    Sure is worth living…when you put it that way!

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  10. Pleasant Street says:

    Brava! This says it all

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  11. nmykel says:

    Humorous and somehow comforting.

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  12. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    I agree, life with its joys and sorrows.. is definitely worth the trouble 🙂

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  13. I have to agree with the punch line… it has to be worth it. Great sevenling.


  14. Victoria says:

    This is just wonderful. I love the laughter in the second stanza and then, of course, the “zinger-line.:

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  15. So much wisdom to this given simply but beautifully and your opening caused me to chuckle! 🙂

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  16. I loved this poem and the new photo! Quite lovely.

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  17. katechiconi says:

    …And then the Hereafter?
    Surely, more laughter!

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  18. tialys says:

    Going by your poem today, I think you have that ‘full of the joys of Spring’ feeling.

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  19. Misky says:

    There’s a flush of green in the forest today!

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