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Two Pleiades … not what you think


I wasn’t feeling much inspiration this a.m.  Took a twirl in the cyber world to some poets corner to see if there was some of it there.  http://www.poetrydances.com/pleiades.php  Of course there was cause it’s dang well everywhere.  This is a style of poetry I’m completely unfamiliar with.  I think he calls it Pleiades.  I like the Pleiades, those seven sister out there in dark space.

These are ‘pleiades’ .  Can you figure out the pattern?  Kinda simple, right?  Oh.. it doesn’t have to rhyme if you don’t want it to.  Who else wants to write one?

CELESTIAL PAINTING

Inspiration

 

It’s all around looking to be found

Inviting the muse to invite the profound

Inventing from possibilities

Illustrations of all we can be

Insight sparks from everywhere

Intuition waits for you to dare

I see it all around

 

Whatchamacallit

 

What is that thing we use to do?

We had a name for it

Wiry willy children then

Who invented endless games

Wholly invested in those moments

Wrap in carefree summers

Who ever said we couldn’t?

 

 

 

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PLEIADES VISITED


I’m back to exploring some other poetry forms.  But first let me say, this quiet morning is filled with the golden spice of autumn leaves mixed with green, changing fast day to day.  I will miss the leaves that suspended their green bough over my home; a canopy that drapes in abundance around me.

In this morning, hardly a leaf moves in the stillness.  Soon, the leaves will be gone to open my vista to the sky, letting the Winter Sun nip at the white chill that is soon to arrive.  That sends a little ‘burr’ up my spine.

 

Alright, so, I’m going to write a ‘Pleiades’ form of poetry.  I didn’t know there was such a thing.  I have a big attraction for the Pleiades Star System and when I was perusing poetry forms this morning, it was the second one I came across.  Well, I had to try it.  I have imagined myself apart of that Star System on many occasions.  There’s just something about it for me.  I think I have ‘people’ there.  Oh… and there are more than ‘Seven Sisters”,

Here is some general info about the poetry form:

 

“This is a very new form. The Pleiades form was invented in 1999 by Craig Tigerman, Sol Magazine’s Lead Editor. The Pleiades is a star cluster in the Taurus constellation discovered by the Greeks and named the Seven Sisters, Alcyone, Asterope, Celaeno, Electra, Maia, Merope, and Tygeta.

 

The basic form consists of seven lines, each line starting with the same letter as the one word title, and at first no meter or syllable count was specified. .”

 

Here is a little wiki info on the Pleiades:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleiades_in_folklore_and_literature

And now… it’s all about me and the star girls.  tee hee  And I have made each line 7 syllables in keeping with the 7 lines and the 7 prominent Sisters.

 

ASCENDING

 

Ascending to the star Light

Always the call homeward bound

Answers come before questions

ALL has always been for you

Alone you shall never be

Alight on a starry night

Ab-soul-lute is your love light

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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