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B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Pleiades – December 5, 2015

Gyula Kosice. Constellation and Habitat of the Hydrospatial City, 1973. Wikiart.

Gyula Kosice. Constellation and Habitat of the Hydrospatial City, 1973. Wikiart.


Greetings from Paloma!

For this week I’d like us to look at a form called the Pleiades.

A Pleiades is a 7 line poem created by Craig Tigerman.  It is named after the stars in the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus.  Each line has 6 syllables and begins with the same letter – which is the first letter in the (one word) title.

Shadow Poetry tells us that “six of the stars (in Pleiades) are readily visible to the naked eye; depending on visibility conditions between nine and twelve stars can be seen. Modern astronomers note that the cluster contains over 500 stars. The ancients named these stars the seven sisters: Alcyone, Asterope, Celaeno, Electra, Maia, Merope, and Tygeta; nearby are the clearly visible parents, Atlas and Pleione.”

Here is an example based on an image created by Bastet:

Wordless Haiku by GSK 2014

Wordless Haiku by GSK 2014



Petals on the mountains –  
Promises at morning –  
Pale trellised things creeping,  
Pirating open skies –  
Pink is a sneaky shade  
Posing as an angel.  

Paloma, 2014


For this week you have the option of writing a Pleiades, or writing a Shadorma (non-rhyming, six-line poem with a syllable count of 3/5/3/3/7/5).

You may use the sculpture by Gyula Kosice for your inspiration, this song by Iggy Pop (to match the sculpture), or Bastet’s wordless haiku.

When you have written your poem(s), please TAG them B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie. Then add your link to the Mister Linky widget below.

Have Fun!


11 comments on “B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Pleiades – December 5, 2015

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  3. julespaige
    December 5, 2015

    The title word just popped into my head:
    Aggregate c next page

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  5. writersdream9
    December 6, 2015

    I say again that I’ve never encountered this poetry before. Thank you for the lesson! I enjoyed this very much!

    • Paloma
      December 8, 2015

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

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  8. julespaige
    December 14, 2015

    Pinkattiude – delightful. I used to not like pink because my Mother made me wear it. But then well in a house full of guys… it became on of my colors to ID my clothing so they would be less likely to borrow – that is when they, as younger people could still fit! A sneaky pirating shade indeed 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by… I tend to forget to post a comment here… and go looking for your link. Best to you and all this holiday season and much joy and peace hoped for the New Year!

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