Pleiades in the Key of E


In November, I plan to write a series of Pleiades. What are the Pleiades, you might ask? It is a poem with a one-word title and seven stanzas. Each of the stanzas has to begin with the same letter as the one-word title. It is not required for the Pleiades to rhyme. I tried my hand with it using the letter A. Therefore, I created Pleiades in the Key of E to be posted in November.

I also will be providing NaNoWriMo updates. I’m an overachiever. As 2020 wasn’t a big enough freakshow, I decided to do the 50,000-word challenge again.

(First Pleiades in the Key of E)


Enthusiastic about the adventure I’m embarking on

Eccentric enough to imagine I have plenty of time

Euphoric to exit the fetters of the daily grind

Engaging on the road ahead now that I’m gone

Enraptured by the future about to unfold

Earnestly seeking words that rhyme

Entering a quest to discover the secrets left for me to find

(Second Pleiades in the Key of E)


Eagle-eyes searching for elations of dissatisfaction

Elusive experimenters for the public good

Established authority of energetic expressions of ease

Encounters with executioners of policy and regulations

Eluding the truth with an abundance of confusing words

Enough is enough of this horrid disease

Epilogue of an undistinguished career

(Third Pleiades in the Key of E)


Erotic energy released with your every embrace

Ecstatic electricity of afternoon ecstasy

Enamored by your touch after all these years

Elegant example at your ease in touching me

Earnest eyes from a well-known face

Everlasting reminder of a love that adheres

Essential pungent beyond the days of our youth

(Fourth Pleiades in the Key of E)


Evasive mystery hard to understand

Etching a phantom like image in the back of my mind

Evaporating when I think I’m close to the truth

Eerie echo of my imagination I try to hold in my hand

Endless stream of words I search to find

Enemy or friend I can’t decide

Encrypted bits of emotion stuck in an endless scurry of code

NaNoWriMo update

Today was a challenge, but I managed to write 1,826 words. That brings me to a total of 11,446. I’m managing to stay ahead of the game.

Who is Molly Shea?

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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Published by henhouselady

I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

2 thoughts on “Pleiades in the Key of E

  1. These are delightful and quite moving to read. I especially savored Euphoria — and also Espionage, especially this line: “Eluding the truth with an abundance of confusing words.” Well done!!!

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