Monday, December 01, 2014

Monday Poetry Stretch - Pleiades

Invented by Craig Tigerman, the editor for the online poetry journal SOL Magazine, the pleiades is a 7-line poem in which each line begins with same letter as the first letter in the one-word title. There are no rhyme or meter requirements for a pleiades, though some have suggested the lines be limited to six syllables.

You can read more about this form at Super Forty and The Poets Garret.

I hope you'll join me this week in writing a pleiades. Please share a link to your poem or the poem itself in the comments.


  1. Snow

    Snow falls
    softly and then lies
    still as wind comes,
    sounding its hunting horns,
    storming the skies and
    scaring the trees. But
    snow lies quiet.

    —Kate Coombs, 2014
    all rights reserved

  2. Wow. I love Kate's poem. It's just beautiful. Thanks for sharing it, Kate.

  3. Kate, love your poem, especially "hunting horns."

    Here's my contribution.


    Seeing Stanley, my Spanish water dog,
    Suffer from the indignity of losing his
    Sight has bruised my soul. He’s been
    Stumbling for weeks, bumping into
    Seemingly every bit of anything, I whisper,
    “Stanley, don’t worry, I’m here, we
    Stick together.

    (c) Charles Waters 2014 all rights reserved.

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