Petrichor: A Pleiades*

Prairie’s wet with sky’s tears,
praline buds are mist-kissed,
praying dry twigs now cheered,
prams can now be released,
powerful storm’s appeased.
Prelude’s done, dear rainbow—
play with sweet petrichor.

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Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thanks, Sarah!)


The Pleiades is:

  • a heptastich, a poem in 7 lines.
  • syllabic, each line is 6 syllables.
  • titled with a single word.
  • composed with each line beginning with the same letter as the beginning letter of the title.  

39 thoughts on “Petrichor”

  1. Well, sister, I learned much here. I didn’t know petrichor. Now, thanks to you, I do. And is that the word that was a prompt from Sarah?

    I’ve only known the Pleiades as a ancient Greek story and a constellation. I didn’t know it was a poetic form as well. Wow!

    Now to what’s most important, the verse. The word choice is alliterative, of course, and apt. You create images and sensations that breathe life into the word. Not that your poems have to remind me of other authors, but I think Willa Cather would like how you’ve rendered the phenomenon here.

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    1. yes, brother! that lovely word is a prompt from,Sarah. 😀

      I do remember reading about Pleiades when I was still engrossed with Greek mythology. 😀 And yeah, it is a form! 😀

      Thank you very very much for your kind words for my verse. it is tough to start each sentence with P, but i am glad it worked! And my pieces reminding you of magnificent authors is more than elating, brother! thank youuu!

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