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The Write-Time, Day 7: 7x7x7x7

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Heather offered up a link to a variety of prompts.  I chose the first one which is “7x7x7x7:  Grab the seventh book from your bookshelf. Open it up to page 7. Pinpoint the seventh sentence on the page. Begin a poem that begins with that sentence and limit it in length to seven lines.”

A Wilderness of Color

The whole country, full of weeds and thickets,
presented a wild and savage hue.
Overwhelming in shades of pine
and fir, and cornflower blue.
Ochre, dark goldenrod, and olive green
To the wordsmiths’ pens and painters’ eyes
It shows a world rarely seen, and one that never lies.

Note:

The first line, ...the whole country, full of weeds and thickets, presented a wild and savage hue, was written by William Bradford, a passenger on the Mayflower and was his impression of the Massachusetts wilderness when he first encountered it.  This is a quote used by the author of the preface of The Harper American Literature Anthology, Volume 1, p. 7.  

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4 thoughts on “The Write-Time, Day 7: 7x7x7x7

  1. Lovely poem, Lori!

  2. Excellent! Love it! Especially well done as the link was meant to go to this prompt!

  3. Oh good! If you start clicking through you can find several other good prompts.

  4. A beautiful response to the prompt.

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