The Pleiades (Hubble Telescope)‘The Pleiades’ (Pantoum) by Carol Smallwood The Society September 25, 2016 Beauty, Culture, Poetry 6 Comments There is a tale of seven sisters whose father help up the sky pursued by Orion, carried to the heavens by Zeus. Farming season began when their star cluster appeared high— their position in the fall marked change in seafaring use. Pursued by Orion, carried to the heavens by Zeus. Among the first stars mentioned in ancient Chinese annals, their position in the fall marked change in seafaring use— with the Native American Kiowa taking similar channels. Among the first stars mentioned in ancient Chinese annals written around four thousand years ago—and as a myth with the Native American Kiowa taking similar channels— including the seven maidens climb to Devil’s Tower Monolith. Written around four thousand years ago—and as a myth, farming season began when their star cluster appeared high. Including the seven maidens climb to Devil’s Tower Monolith there is a tale of seven sisters whose father held up the sky. Carol Smallwood’s recent books include Divining the Prime Meridian (WordTech Communications, 2015); Water, Earth, Air, Fire, and Picket Fences (Lamar University Press, 2014). A multi-Pushcart nominee in RHINO, Drunken Boat, she’s founded, supports humane societies. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) 6 Responses Dusty Grein September 26, 2016 Beautiful. I love when a poem can be didactic, without becoming pedantic or pandering, and you do this quite well. It’s a very interesting lesson in the stars and the mythology. Well done! Reply Kathy F. September 26, 2016 I really liked this! Great work! Reply Carol Smallwood September 26, 2016 My gratitude to you, Dusty, for your response! It was hard to select what to include and what to leave out. Reply Carol Smallwood September 26, 2016 Thank you very much for reading and responding, Kathy. One never knows if what they write will be read by anyone much less liked! Reply Liusaidh September 26, 2016 Just gorgeous Reply Carol Smallwood September 27, 2016 Thank you for reading it and commenting! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.