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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pleiades for RWP #101

READ WRITE POEM   Include as many of these PPPPrompt words as Possible: posthumous, parallelogram, platitude, prevaricate, procrastinate, plethora, plaster, pernicious, polyglot, pea, prickle, porous, processional





Poetic License

prevaricate she does

plasters old platitudes
porous as split peapods

procrastination draws
plethora of lies 'til

processional turns up
posthumous tell-tale truths


Pleiades Form: 7 lines, 6 syllables - each line begins with the first letter of the title

Image is a combination apophysis fractal and digital photo.


 
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28 comments:

Francis Scudellari said...

That's a very cool poetic form, and a great use of the words in such a limited space.

mark said...

You always inspire me with your poems...

Shadowplay said...

Oh, well done! This was too cool. To come up with such a cohesive, impactful poetry, especially in this form is just amazing. I tip my hat to you and cheer!

Irene said...

I agree. This is terse and coherent. I like the final couplet.

Jeeves said...

I liked liked liked this a lot. I tried with these set of words, in vain!

Cynthia Short said...

I had never heard of this form of poetry, but it worked so well using those Pesky P's! (I love it when I learn something new...)

rall said...

This poem has the delicacy and fragility of one of your sparrow sighs.Lovely!

makeda42 said...

Terse, precise, and yet still packs a punch!
"Processional turns up"--yes indeed it does. Much too soon.

Tamra said...

Hi Liz - Love the simile "platitudes porous as split peapods" and also the form. Thanks for introducing me to it.

anthonynorth said...

Tightly done without diluting the message. Excellent.

Ann said...

I had to teach my students poems this term, it isn't easy when I myself do not appreciate poems.

You are a great poem writer.

linda may said...

The picture accompanying this looks like a stylized drawing of one of our Aussie native flowers. A grevillea.
Re previous post , I love red, but the best ones are the brightest.

Michelle Johnson said...

well done. i enjoy this form very much. have a great day/ weekend.

MichaelO said...

Prevailing performance from poet Sue!

I love the image. Your pen in hand so connecting the art to the artist!

namingconstellations said...

Ooh, a form I hadn't heard of, and Pleiades-themed to boot! Thanks for introducing it, I may have to borrow. :)

(Plus, excellent poem: a good portrait of the Process!)

davidmoolten said...

Great form for this prompt. The anaphora reminds me of Whitman's poems, though your brevity and short lines suggest almost an extended haiku. Well done.

Linda said...

Perfectly poetic in the use of form and style. It doesn't take very long for those porous pods to start loosing a few peas, does it? Your image captures a double vision so it is unclear which is the true image and which is a prevarication, even after the funeral..... does reality become a mesh of both? Unique and creative Irene. Thank you for sharing.

Linda said...

The style and use of the "p" words are perfectly placed in this poem Irene. Reflecting on the content, I would concur that it doesn't take long for those porous pods to start loosing all of their peas, does it? The image gives no clue as to which splatter is a lie and which is a true image. After the funeral, the memory will always become a mesh of lies and truths about the departed. I thought your poem was amazing. I am so glad you posted!

missalister said...

Poetic License, yes indeed, and you use it, maximize it...like I would love to be able to relax my head enough to receive from the ether “plasters old platitudes; porous as split peapods.” It looks so good, sounds even better : )

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Ohmigawsh. There is a form named after the Pleiades?! I never knew this. I appreciate how you executed it and used all these precarious p's.... and oh, how I adore the feeling in my heart when I am able to see the pleiades.

WOW!

I need to try this form!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Liz said...

The Pleiades is a new form for me. Nice work. You packed a lot of poetic punch into such a short piece. I like the image of the "plastering old platitudes porous as pea pods."

Anonymous said...

from Therese L. Broderick -- Thank your for introducing me to a form I'd never come across! This poem is ingenious -- despite the double restraints put upon it, it works very well!

Derrick said...

I didn't know the form either (but nothing new there!). It is so concise and makes perfect sense. I enjoyed the pea pod line as well as the last one.

Wayne Pitchko said...

nicely done....thank for sharing all ppppp words

one more believer said...

hi tw... that was a delight to read... those "pz" from RWP challenge awesome!! and again, the whimsical look of the image is a wonderful compliment

Deb said...

I would have thought it even more difficult to add restrictions to the exercise, but you improved it. Pointed focus, crisp, telling.

PS the Pratsie said...

thanks for teaching me this !!! its wonderful and creative best :)

Mariana Soffer said...

Very nice poem, just let me do you a suggestion, please do not take it wrong, since you took a poetic license you might want to play a little more with the words, to be less rigid.
Hope it helps, cheers