Ever darker clouds roll
eastward-ly over my
evening sky. Will it snow?
Enchanting spring flowers
energize, and fill with
eager longing for more.
Easter, spring’s watershed!
Inspired by today’s optional prompt (Day 2 of NaPoWriMo 2015) where we are asked to consider the constellations, I was reminded of an old ‘Mini-Challenge for Sunday’ over at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads which presented a form called the Pleiades.
The Pleiades is a star cluster in the constellation Taurus which was, in ancient times, thought to contain only six stars (though it does in fact contain over 500) and was therefore named The Seven Sisters. The poetry form named after this constellation, The Pleiades, was invented in 1999 by Craig Tigerman, Sol Magazine’s Lead Editor and has the following rules:
“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.
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 information comes from the old Mini-Challenge, and this is a previous attempt of mine at this form.