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 O in Opaque Light for cold November mornings.
I also will be providing NaNoWriMo updates. I’m an overachiever. As 2020 wasn’t a big enough freakshow, I decided to do the 5,000-word challenge again.
(First Pleiades O in Opaque Light)
Orange, golden reds, greens a burnish display
October leaves falling from the trees
Ornamental tribute to the seasons changes
Octane fueled cruise past farmhouse and field
On an open twisty country road
Oder of decaying foliage and wood smoke
Oblivious to the ciaos in the world
(Second Pleiades O in Opaque Light)
Once upon the time the overreaching princess
Ogled the pastures of another land
Obsessed with the pastures beyond the gate
Offended she couldn’t rule beyond the wall
Organize the peasants with the flowers to her desire
Overcome by greed she gathered her army
Old lady met princess on the road with a sadistic smile
(Third Pleiades O in Opaque Light)
Old ladies know there are things the young don’t understand
Oppression comes in many shades and wears many hats
Obligations aren’t something you can ignore
Opinions are sometimes better kept to yourself
Obscurity is something only the strong can afford
Offenses will come to the humble and the grand
Omens in your path were placed by the folks that trod before
I had a big block of time with no interruptions, so I typed 3809 words for a grand total of 31742.
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