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Hello, this is Frank Hubeny.  Today for Meeting the Bar the challenge is to write a poem with seven lines.  That is the only constraint, but you are welcome to make that constraint more complicated.

The number 7 suggests “perfection” for some and so in the midst of this virus and market volatility, I was looking for something positive to think of rather than the uncertainty we are in.  

Also the motivation came from reading revivedwriter’s recent poem “Artists”.  Her poem was a Chaucerian stanza about using art as comfort to others.  A Chaucerian stanza is a seven-line poem in iambic pentameter with a rhyme scheme of ABABBCC.  

That is what I will try to write, a Chaucerian stanza, but you are not required to use that form.  I don’t want to make you feel any more locked-in than you already are. Any seven-line poem will do.  

Nor does it have to be optimistic, but I will try to make mine aim in a positive direction, because who knows what the unknown reader might be going through?  I don’t even know what I might be going through a week from now or whenever I read what I have written again.

I featured Chaucerian stanzas or Rhyme Royale at dVerse  in 2017 and also  septets, seven-line poems, in 2018 for dVerse’s seventh anniversary.  It is now 2020.  Even January of this year appears like ancient history. So I hope I am not repeating myself too soon and I also hope that all of you are well.

To participate, write a poem of seven lines in any form or in no form.  Just limit it to those perfect (or not) seven lines. Post it to your blog. Copy the link to that post and paste it in the Mister Linky below.  The Mister Linky will be open for the next 48 hours.

Don’t forget to link back to this post so others who might want to participate know where the prompt is.  Also don’t forget to read and comment on how others who have linked with you met this challenge.  If you want, I will be watching the comments for any thoughts you might like to share.