Unabridged

Unveiled ….. Lachesis weaves

Uncertain maps crumble

Undaunted shared rhythms

Unwritten intense verse

Unbound luminous souls

Unchanged since Dawn’s first blaze

Unabridged passions thrive

✩      ✫      ✬            ✮      ✰      ☆

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 Kirsten at Kirsten Uninterrupted  for introducing me to this and other Poetry Forms.

Previous Pleiades: Stellar, Trials, Harvest, Avow, Weary, Further, ……..[as I slowly work my way through the entire alphabet!]

sylviaplath

 

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12 thoughts on “Unabridged

  1. ahtdoucette says:

    Powerful verse form I’ve never seen before and put to good use. Thank you.

  2. Kirsten says:

    Are you sure we aren’t related…the whole working our way through the alphabet! lol You are doing a marvelous job on these Pleiades.

    • ALL poets ARE related! Our family reunions are .. WORDS! LOL! Still working my way through Alphabet Soup Pleiades! Next one might be ‘Edge’ or perhaps ‘Lawnmower’ for my yard! I am avoiding ‘X’ and ‘Q’ for now!

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