shhh: a pleiades*

sing to me Polaris’ song
steady, constant of the north.
show my midnight lullaby
softly rocking, back and forth.
see the map on my pillow
salted as sunbathing seas.
shoo my fears, shoo them for me.

11.25.2020
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For dVerse Poetics: Stars that count
*“Pleiades” is a star cluster in Taurus constellation and is also called as “Seven Sisters”. (Greek Mythology)
Going by its properties the form “Pleiades” was invented in 1999 by Craig Tigerman. It consists of seven lines, each line starting with the same letter as the title. The title is a single word.
Later on Hortensia Anderson restricted the length of each line to six syllables. Hence, this form can be defined as a seven line poem with each line beginning with the same letter as the title and having six syllables in each line. The title must be of one word only.
The North Star or Pole Star – aka Polaris – is famous for holding nearly still in our sky while the entire northern sky moves around it. That’s because it’s located nearly at the north celestial pole, the point around which the entire northern sky turns. Polaris marks the way due north.

20 thoughts on “shhh: a pleiades*”

  1. What a delight to read this Thanksgiving morn! I smiled when I read the title and then smiled all the way through the reading. You’ve indeed provided a lullaby….I read it a second time, aloud….and it is a lullaby! The “softly rocking back and forth” line is the penultimate! I enjoyed this very much.

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  2. Tears as salt and stars and fears, which they are.

    Sister, I hope you are very well. I’m sorry I haven’t been in touch for a while; health issues keep slowing me down, sometimes keeping me away from the computer except for a few minutes in a day. But I was writing something for today and thought of you, especially in your situation being distant from your loved one. So I finished the work, dedicated it to you, and managed to post it. It’s at https://clcouch123.wordpress.com/2020/12/11/fate-unravels/. God keep you and yours–your brother Christopher.

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    1. Hello, brother. Greetings in the name of our Lord. Thank you for your kind comment and please no worries. I have read your piece and it touched me. So beautifully written. I appreciate you and your poetry! May you have a blessed 2021, brother! blessings!

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      1. Hi, sister, I’m happy to hear from you and delighted with your comments about the work. I hope you have a healthy year and get to have those around you whom you care for around you (soon), again.

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