Seven-Eleven, the defining features are:
• stanzaic, any number of couplets.
• syllabic, mixed or irregular 7 and 11 syllabic line. 7-7 7-11 11-11 11-7 etc or 7-11 7-7 11-7 11-7 11-11 or whatever combination at the discretion of the poet. (although L6 and if there is a L11 are always 11 syllables.)
• rhymed, consonant-full rhyme
Pasted from Poetry Magnum Opus, with thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.
Form: Seven-Eleven Couplet Rhyme
Now, I put myself to bed
couplets kicking in my head.
Tried to think during the day;
things to do got in my way.
Sleep connects me to a tool.
It is a universal consciousness pool.
Every thought of every man
exists out there and you can
with a little bit of luck,
tune to Robert Frost or Buk
Can’t promise you’ll connect, but I think you will.
Assembling those thoughts take skill.
© Lawrencealot – January 23, 2015