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 N for Noontime Nap for a restful November day.
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 N for Noontime Nap)
Note to self
Nowhere is it written
Nonstop creativity will occur
Now that you’ve climbed out of bed
Needing nifty words to pop into your head
Nimble-fingered hands busy on the keyboard
Nocturnal mind unfortunately still a shapeless, hazy blue
(Second Pleiades in N for Noontime Nap)
Navigating through the hostile terrain of 2020
Naturally, my mind wanders back to a more peaceful time
Neighborhood where everybody knew your name
Nook where the days passed more or less the same
Nippy fall air tingled my nose
Nonchalant about worried beyond our own spere
Noticeable acts of kindness in the atmosphere
(Third Pleiades in N for Noontime Nap)
Nothing will ever be the same
No nemesis but ourselves to blame
Narcissistic naughty society
Nouveau riche with new-fangled
Notions about how other folks should live
Not applying the same standards to our class
Notorious for itching ears tuned into the latest trend
It’s been a long week. I typed 2091 words today to make my total word count 27934.
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