Pleiades form

This titled form was invented in 1999 by Craig Tigerman, Sol Magazine’s Lead Editor.
Only one word is allowed in the title followed by a single seven-line stanza.

The first word in each line begins with the same letter as the title.

Hortensia Anderson, a popular haiku and tanka poet, added her
own requirement of restricting the line length to six syllables.


 Example Poem


Striking frightful lightning
Sending shadows darting
Sudden squall surprising
Shrieking wind propelling
Screams against our faces,
Slamming hail bombarding –
Suddenly it’s over.

© Lawrencealot – April 16, 2012

Visual Template:
This was penned in trochaic trimeter, but that is not a requirement.



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2 Responses to Pleiades

  1. Craig Tigerman says:

    I see only six lines in the stanza. There should be seven.

  2. Lawrence Eberhart says:

    My thanks to Craig…That omission went unnoticed far too long.

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