Pleiades, or: ‘Whatever’

Pleiades – a poetic form

Only one word is allowed in the title of the poem, followed by a single seven-line stanza. The first word in each line begins with the same letter as the title. The line length is restricted to six syllables.

The poetic form 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.

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Whatever came of my
Wretched inspiration
Which once welcomed ev'ry
Word ~ letter ~ syllable
With endless wonderment
Worthy of those Sisters
Who all had their own ways?

54 thoughts on “Pleiades, or: ‘Whatever’”

  1. Great piece and interesting too. You might like to take a look at Brad Osborne’s site. Every Friday he does a post called Whittled Words. He did one today on the Anagram poem. I think you two might have a real respect for the way each other writes. That is a complement, I believe, as he is a gifted, talented and loves to expand his knowledge of his art.
    Let me see if I can give it a go?

    Husband

    How does one know your love
    Hope sits upon a star
    Has six points in heaven
    Human hearts doth proclaim
    Held you close for years love
    Home was where your head lay
    Happy, honest husband

    Hugs Joni

  2. I love what you wrote …to me, your poem seems to be about writing and it’s simply wonderful. I’m in wonderment 🙂 I love the word wonderment!

  3. Most beautiful and amazing lines.every words is like the gem
    .beautiful imagination.Your Pleiades are three sisters and our North-East India has too seven sisters as seven stats.they are new thing but your Pleiades has a glimpse of ancient Hibru culture.

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