Good, evil, or: Just- honest

Sevenling (The hill I)

The hill I want to die on is- bare; 
perfectly smooth; smack in the middle
of the lion enclosure. 

The lions are- mighty;
single-minded; penned up
inside my mind.

Neither good, nor evil; just- honest.


  • Lines one to three should contain three connected or contrasting statements, or a list of three details, names or possibilities. This can take up all of the three lines or be contained anywhere within them.
  • Lines four to six should similarly have three elements (statements, details, names, or possibilities) connected directly or indirectly or not at all.
  • The 7th line should act as a narrative summary or punchline or an unusual juxtaposition.

‘What do you see’ Prompt #153

For Sadje’s weekly #WDYS prompt, she offered the photo below as inspiration for writers to produce art.

Image credit:
Arleen Wiese @ Unsplash

Twiglets #298

a bare hill

d’Verse poetics: The good and the evil

At d’Verse, poets were encouraged to write about good and evil. Don’t make it good vs evil or black vs white… write about mere mortals and about the good in the evil or the evil in the good. You need not write about the triumph of good as it seems like a fable in these times.

The form, the meter, the rhyme scheme and the length is up to you.

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

54 thoughts on “Good, evil, or: Just- honest”

  1. Wow! I’ve not read, nor written one of these forms before. This one is particularly striking! Such a great punchline. I will be playing with this form myself. Thanks for sharing.

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