Pleiades

by sibyllene   Dec 7, 2011


The Seven Sisters slink their way
across a crystal winter sky.
Sizzling hot, blue, and middle-aged,
they sip ethanol cocktails with
fancy wisps of nebula as
garnishes.
They flirt with
Orion, casting eyes at his shining
...belt.
They raise their eyebrows, arched
like comet tails, and smirk
as he blushes radiation pink and
fumbles with his sword.
Around the Solstice, the sisters
bathe religiously, luxuriously,
in the foam of the Milky Way,
bubbling with gossip and
using asteroids to scrub
each others backs.

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  • 5 years ago

    by A lonely soul

    This poem caught my eye, and it never left. It has the piquance of 10 on my Scoville scale of 1-10 (a scale used to rate the hotness of various chili peppers). I guess I have a special weakness for poetry that uses Greek mythological symbolism of the constellations to spice it..... It makes you look at the sky in awe. Though classified in "nature poems". it probably fits in the category of love poems, perhaps unfulfilled.
    The title Pleiades denotes the constellation of seven sisters. The description of the seven sisters...sizzling, hot and blue ...is what gives it the 10/10 on the spice scale. The middle aged is a little anti-climax in there...could have been omitted. Sips of ....cocktails with wisps of nebula garnishes...deliciously painted. Flirting with Orion....I would not, he was an animal slayer and supposedly raped Oenopion's daughter, Aero or Leiro, because he could not marry her. But does it matter in love poetry? He was also a great warrior, a hunter and perhaps many fair maidens fell for him. There is a left over feeling of unfulfilled love here, as the poetess leaves the thoughts incomplete, but again the chosen words and the imagery of the constellations in love is painted so vividly. So, it does invoke those butterflies for the reader, but leaves it to the reader to fill in their thoughts.

    (Judging comment 12-11-11)

  • 5 years ago

    by Yakari Gabriel

    This took me to space, this miss is sets the
    bar of poetry so high,its amazing.

    "the sisters
    bathe religiously, luxuriously,
    in the foam of the Milky Way,
    bubbling with gossip and
    using asteroids to scrub
    each others backs. "

    ^
    this was most certainly the best part of the poem..
    who knew religiously and luxuriously could go together
    in one phrase and sound so magically?

    what a winner, Pleiades just took a whole other meaning..can we trade the descriptions with wikiPedia, when you search what Pleiades are..
    can we find this poem instead?

    I think so.

  • 5 years ago

    by Lonely Rider

    /They flirt with
    Orion, casting eyes at his shining
    ...belt.
    //

    I just loved it :D

    //bathe religiously, luxuriously,
    in the foam of the Milky Way,
    bubbling with gossip and
    using asteroids to scrub
    each others backs.
    //
    what an amazing imagination you got... so unique and beautifully worded.
    I haven't found many poems written on universe ... this one reallly is breathtaking ... specially the images you have created :D

  • 5 years ago

    by Randy East

    I really like where this was going, I especially liked the alliteration used in the poem.

    Over all though I felt like the poem was cut short,
    as if it need another stanza or two to cap it off.
    and to perhaps give the whole thing a more solid point.

    talented write.

  • 5 years ago

    by Yakari Gabriel

    Http://pull.imgfave.netdna-cdn.com/image_cache/1323062570885261.png

    :D