4 Pleiades Poems

Sagittarius me.
Sustaining myself hot
Specify my rise
Shine to show the way
See me lie under you
Show me my fall
Stroke me to sleep

Sparkles within me.
Smiles at your joy
Saddened by your tear
Smothers not your being 
Saturated love
Sun soaked caress
Supply my inner heat

Sulk when you hide
Simple but so complex
Sharp red white heat
Succulently kiss me
Stroke me softly
Strong internal heat 
Shelter yourself in me

Shield me from all others
Sell me your stories
Service the galaxy
See me lie under you
Success within your arms
State your claim
Shatter my innner self

A Pleiades poem , invented in 1999, consists of seven lines of six syllables; each line starting with the same letter as the title. The title is a single word.

And as further challenge, our poem should reference to a celestial body in honor of the form inspired from a heavenly object. 

A dVerse project.

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 10:16pm

24 thoughts on “4 Pleiades Poems

  1. Raivenne says:

    Look at you! Not just one, but four of them. I could beat you for not posting these earlier. luckily I’m too busy enjoying them now.

  2. Mary says:

    What a wonderful form, one I never heard of but now find intriguing. My favorite is the second – with the idea of supplying inner heat! But each is interesting and thought provoking.

  3. Wonderful play on the s:es… so much from the stars a shining..

  4. narcissus101 says:

    Stars are my favourite astronomical thing,so I loved this poem.

  5. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Such a glorious form and you have executed it soo well 🙂

  6. ShirleyB says:

    Well done for a great job within a formal structure.

  7. Victoria says:

    I think I remember writing to this form once. You have done such a “stellar” job of it. And explained the form as well. Thank you.

  8. whimsygizmo says:

    As one who is deeply in love with those sibilant S sounds, I really love this.

  9. Bryan Ens says:

    Very sensual. The stars in this are a powerful metaphor.

  10. GeMiNi

  11. Last stanza is my favorite – Shielding and Storytelling – can’t beat that 🙂

  12. Bekkie says:

    Simply scrumptious!

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