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 the Color of K to brighten up 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 Color of K)
Knowing that what goes around comes around
Kindness should be your compass
Knit together with a kernel of human dignity
Kickstart kinesis of kindheartedness
Keepsake of happiness for a weary soul
Knock out punch to hatred and selfishness
Knickknack to hang on a wounded heart
(Second Pleiades in the Color of K)
Kilowatts of color tantalizing the eye
Keep turning and twisting until you reach a new frame
Kerplunk, a new pattern is displayed
Knuckling you give it another try
Kick out the image and the new ones not the same
Knocking the first one back into place
Knowing if you keep spinning, you’ll lose the race
(Third Pleiades in the Color of K)
Kettle boiling on the kitchen stove
Kudzu growing on the fence out back
Kimono wearing woman flies into the room
Kamikaze zooming in to offer advice
Keep it to yourself lady and don’t think twice
Kleptomaniac of dreams buried in our tiny shack
Klutzy kin with a tongue prepared to slice
This year has been a challenge, but I did manage to type 1952 words today. My grand total is now 22,992. I have my characters about to go into the belly of a mountain. I’m afraid I’m going to kill one of them off there.
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