Strength (Pleiades ~ Haiku)

 

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(Pleiades)

strength of the fearless Titians
shamelessly, Atlas fought
steadfast and valiant,
sternly punished by Zeus
shoulders held the heavens
still, father of daughters
seven frail sisters

~

(Haiku)

seven sisters
stars in Taurus’ shoulder
metamorphosed

© Tournesol ’15

 

http://www.atam.org/pleiades.jpg See above           Pleione (mother), Atlas (father) and  seven sisters

Written for MindLoveMiserysMenagerie and B&P Shadorma and Beyond

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.”

 

 

 

 

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