Avow

Allow every silence

Attend simplicity

Accept her every breath

Appreciate her strengths

Ally with her heartbeat

Admit her soul to yours

Avow ….. Eternity

Photo from Eyes of a Dragon – Avow
About Eyes of a Dragon

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Pleiades:  This titled form was invented in 1999 by Craig Tigerman, Sol Magazine’s Lead Editor. Only one word is allowed in the title followed by a single seven-line stanza. The first word in each line begins with the same letter as the title. Hortensia Anderson, a popular haiku and tanka poet, added her own requirement of restricting the line length to six syllables.

Background of the Pleiades: The Pleiades is a star cluster in the constellation Taurus. It is a cluster of stars identified by the ancients, mentioned by Homer in about 750 B.C and Hesiod in about 700 B.C. Six of the stars are readily visible to the naked eye; depending on visibility conditions between nine and twelve stars can be seen. Modern astronomers note that the cluster contains over 500 stars. The ancients named these stars the seven sisters: Alcyone, Asterope, Celaeno, Electra, Maia, Merope, and Tygeta; nearby are the clearly visible parents, Atlas and Pleione. The poetic form The Pleiades is aptly named: the seven lines can be said to represent the seven sisters, and the six syllables represent the nearly invisible nature of one sister.

(The above explanation from Shadow Poetry)

Thanks again to Kira at Wrestling Life for introducing me to this and other Poetry Forms.

Previous Pleiades: S, T, H,

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33 thoughts on “Avow

  1. penpusherpen says:

    Avow-ed, wonderfully expressed. xx

  2. Just Lovely and Perfect! Blessings!

  3. UnPoet says:

    You did an amazing job on a very difficult poetry form. This is truly beautiful 🙂

    • I continue to thank you for showing me amazing styles! I never studied ANY poetry in school … ever! So .. thank you Kira! And Pleiades offers the most challenging form…to me. The most difficult to write, and the most satisfying! Oh, wait…I might have studied a sonnet or two…..and was completely intimidated! 🙂

      • UnPoet says:

        I have yet to try a sonnet. I had never even heard of poetry forms until last April when I wrote a different poetry form each day. I just bought a book on Poetry Forms that I’m looking forward to trying my hand at. If I find some cool ones I’ll post them on my blog so that you can try them too! I’d like to try some Celtic and Welsh poetry forms…

  4. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    I like this!
    it almost made me like Valentines day 🙂
    I have never heard of this form before…I like it…
    Thank you this is really beautifully expressed…
    take Care…You Matter…
    )0(
    maryrose

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