A to Z Challenge,  Blog,  NaPoWriMo,  Poetry

A Plethora of P’s

Today’s poem is on the short side but I enjoyed writing it. Since today’s Blogging Challenge letter is P, I had a number of ideas that I could have worked into today’s NaPoWriMo challenge. We were to write a poem about an urgent journey with an important message. There were no real parameters other than that. When I sat down to work on my poem, I decided to do a poetic form whose name stood out on the Shadow Poetry site under invented forms: Pleiades. If you click on the name it will take you to a description of the form. Basically, it’s a seven-line poem with six syllables in each line. I love the name. The Pleiades are my favorite star cluster in the night sky. Although, I only just learned that they are in the Taurus constellation, incredibly coincidental. I am a Taurus as is Tornado. Perfect.

I wrote a Pleiades poem about progress. Honestly, if there aren’t enough P’s in that sentence for the blogging challenge then I give up on trying to placate you. πŸ˜‰

One of the things I ended up liking about the poem I wrote is that the shortened form lends an air of urgency to the poem which does have a message in it, though I’m not so sure it meets the ‘journey’ part of the challenge. Still, I’m not displeased with the effort. Hope you think the same.

xo Jesi


Parallel Progress

By Jessica Scott


Progress forces us to

move hurriedly through our

lives without stopping to

see the beauty in front

of our eyes, until we

realize that life passed

by us without stopping.

Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.


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