2008 Form Challenges

26 Pleiades by Peggy Nelson

As well as being a poetry form, the Pleiades is a star cluster in the Taurus constellation discovered by the Greeks and named the Seven Sisters, Alcyone, Asterope, Celaeno, Electra, Maia, Merope, and Tygeta.

When this challenge was set in July 2008, Peggy stated she would like to write one poem starting with each letter of the alphabet. I realised this was a mammoth task and stated that if she did this, I was prepared to construct a site for her to display her prowess. We also discussed a different presentation so that it would have pictures and have the appearance of a book. Here are the results of her work. .


Table of Contents

Aspiring

Bequeath

Crime

Dreams

Elms

Fantasies

Green

Hero

Ink

Jasmines

Knock Knock

Light

Miracles

Nearing

Once

Passions

Quickly

Reading

Sacrifice

Toys

Underneath

Valentine

Wisdom

Xanadu

Years

Zombies





Aspiring

An adequate amount of
Astounding Alphabetical words
Arranged and Alight our poetic
Amuse within our Affectionate
Absorbing minds where
Aspiring words float and scramble to
Another poetical pleasure

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Bequeath

Breathless words painted on sheets
Beguiled to the spell cast.
Bringing figments to enter
Blissful dreams where once were bare.
Before I willfully wake
Before the dawning of morn
Bequeath me with one more kiss

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Crime

Charles Manson follower
California Sue Atkins
Cancer ridden prisoner
Crying for comforts of family,
Can't get released under the
Compassionate release form.
Crimes, brutal…show no mercyimage

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Dreams

Dreams come
Drenching mind with
Dancing
Delighting and
Drowning out
Disturbing
Dreams

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Elms

Emerging from the ground
Elm trees structured tall
Eglantines growing close by
Entangling with near foliage
Embracing on cold dark
Evenings on the banks by
Elegant Elm trees

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Fantasies

Futuristic
Fantasies
Foretold and
Foreseen
Favoring wishes of
Futuristic
Fantasies

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Green, Green I demand!

Green, Green I demand to see
Green! a wild delectable color of
Green!
Green trees, Green grass, green ores!
Green the color of life, of unite of paradise!

Guess, I asked for to much green; loves face is
Green from eating green salmonella veggies

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Hero

How could it have happened
How many more times will sorrow come
Haunting and taking precious loved ones away
His gentle kindness and teachings of religion
Has stayed near and dear to my heart
He was a Marine, a detective of law, a
Hero I shall always remember, my Godfather

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Ink Shall Flow Soon

Ink pen waiting
Impatiently for
Inspiring
Information only the writer
Identifies to
Intelligence work
Ink does

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Jasmines

Jaunting through the air
Jasmines aroma
Just after
Jet-streams of rain
Journeying and lingering at
Junctions
Joviality left by her sweet perfume

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Knock, knock.

Knocking at doors some
Kooky sunshine whom is
Kept outside blazing
Kindling forest trees and weeds
Keeping my distances from ash filled air, that's
Killing; then opening door was greeted and
Kissed by the blazing Sun

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Let There Be Light

Love lights are flashing
Like Cities street Lights
Love life
Lingering no more for rich or poor
Love cast a spell and found a way into
Loves heart; which flashed signals
Like the cities green light

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Miracles

Mystifying Miracles appear every day
Many times no matter how big or small.
Miles of land, miles of sea from rocks to fish in sea
Majestic mountains touching bluest skies
Movements of animals and crawling bugs
Movement of eyes bringing in true love and
More captivating miracles

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Nearing Night Time

Nearing night time
Nestled in arms
Nurturing desires
Nothing more gratifying
Nor comforting than
Nourishing moments with No words expressed

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Once Again

Outside under yellow beams
Of sun brightly shinning from above
Outspoken words
Of yearnings for a miracle of love
Once partaken till…
One's awoken;
Out of another hopeless dream

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Passions

Passions
Persistently
Passing
Pieces;
Parting
Purities
Persona

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Quickly I write

Quickly sinking in
Quicksand I spied a young bird named
Quetzal plucking out one
Quill, strangely
Quacking like a duck
Quickly I stabbed him using his blood to write
Qualms as Quetzal and I slowly sank in the quicksand

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Reading

Relentlessly
Reading through pages of poetry
Realizing I've
Read this book before…
Responding to my thought
Replacing it back on the shelve for
Roger, Ray and Ryan to read someday

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Sacrifice

Starry nights filled with heavenly bliss
Sensational glow no one's seen seeps though
Silhouettes dancing on mirrors and walls
Sensual movements, breathtaking delight
Strongly held throughout starry night
Snuggling pillow and smiling when___

Sunrays breaks up sensual dream L

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Toys

Toys and trends
Treasured scattered about, laying on
Table
Tops, sofas and shelves
Torn up rag dolls, bears galore
Top musical hits and books by the score
Treasured collections from childhood trends

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Underneath Black Umbrella

Underneath black
Umbrella dressed in black, bringing flowers for your grave
Unspoken sorrowful words, as I stand before your grave
Unbelievable foresight foretold, yet you flew that day
Unbeknownst it would shattered your life
Until we met in heaven
Unbreakable love I'll have for you

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Valentines Day

Valentines Day; time to write
Verses for loved ones
Venturing on your
Visions of
Various
Vibes

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Wisdom

Which
Would sting
Worse, the
Wasps stinger, or
Words of hate
Written by Biblical
Wisdom?

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Xanadu

Xanadu an exotic muse traveled through
X-chromosomes leaving
Xenophobia, yet in dreams on planet
Xeropphyte where
Xmas was; an every day
X-ray vision and many
Xu's

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Years

Years of
Yearning not fully understood
Youthful, adulthood to the golden years
Yet looking back, I found the why's
Years ahead to correct what is wrong
Yes! I have years to
Yearn some more

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Zombies

Zombies roam among the
Zealot's in marshlands
Zoned for them alone
Zigzag bits left for
Zoologist to inspect the
Zombies habits while they are
Zestfully playing on the alps Zenith

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