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 wrote Pleiades in F Minor 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 F Minor)
Far-flung foliage littering the ground
Furiously tossed there by a careless wind
Flamboyant display of color bursting from every tree
Filled with reds, golds, purples, and greens
Fireworks display sponsored by nature
Fragrant aroma of fireplaces and decaying leaves fill the air
For festival goers searching for maple syrup
(Second Pleiades in F Minor)
Fragile female festering in the twilight of life
Frightened youngsters and old men should take this opportunity to flee
Fatalistic warning that should be hung across my chest
Faulty wiring might be taking place in my head
Forgotten how to be patient with fake and fickle people
Ferocious about finicky adolescence and grumpy old men
Famished for a kernel of truth in this false world
(Third Pleiades in F Minor)
Fashionable image of the being I’m about to morph into life
Fundamentally changed with the unchaining of the soul
Free falling into the future in search of me destiny
Fanciful with the ideas of reaching an impossible goal
Footsore from the path I’ve already tread
Fascinated by the road that lies ahead
Finally able to reach now that I’m free
Today was filled with a lot of clumsy writing. I wrote 1,940 words for a grand total of 13,386 if my math is correct.
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