The definition of a Pleiades is simple. There are three rules for writing one. First, the poem must have a one-word title. It must consist of seven stanzas. The first word of each stanza must start with the same letter as the title word. I noticed this style of verse in a WordPress post by Dakshall Gupta. I enjoyed the wordplay I found in his verse. I decided to try my hand at doing some of these. I started with the letter A. I enjoyed writing pleiades very much.
Age, the slaughterhouse of unrealized dreams.
Agitated torment because of the restless tick tock
Awaiting the movement of the hands of the invisible clock.
Astonished by the demise of well-planned schemes.
Acceptance of my own mortality.
As time makes the ultimate demand of me
And death will claim us all in the end.
I enjoyed writing Pleiades number one.
Amazed about the way a tiny spark can become a flame
Ablaze with rekindled passion and desire
Astonished by how you can still overwhelm my senses
Admiring how you are skilled at lowering all defenses
Absence of unrepentant shame
Accepting of how a little kindling can start a fire
Adour overwhelms me in as we play at this lover’s game
Writing Pleiades became slightly more difficult.
Atrophy of the system I once held dear
Atmosphere of manipulation by distorting fundamental truths into lies
Adorning my face doesn’t mean I’ve covered my eyes
Aggressive guidance into oncoming traffic
Aware I’ve been gas lighted to the tenth degree
Alienation through social isolation
Amnesia for the haunted soul
I decided while writing Pleiades number three I would like to continue this process. The next time I will use the letter B.
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Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana, who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh. To read more of her short stories and adventures click here.
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