Nocturnaphobia

The Poetics challenge at the dVerse Poets Pub this week asks us to “create a poem using the PLEIADES FORM : Using a ONE-WORD TITLE, write a SEVEN-LINE poem of SEVEN SYLLABLES EACH, in which each line begins with the FIRST LETTER of your title.”

Hmmm… Not really my thing, but…

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Nocturnaphobia

November’s almost over.
No matter. November has
never been my favorite.

Nights last forever. I have
no desire for that much sleep.
Near dawn, I do the Joy-dance.

Nocturnal rejoicing? No.

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17 thoughts on “Nocturnaphobia

  1. I thought of you when I chose this prompt with its 7 lines the addition of N repeats is nicely negative and this line had me dancing too though I am usually asleep then
    “Near dawn, I do the Joy-dance.”

  2. The one reliably great thing about November is that I get to see a lot of sunrises, without having to pay too high a price for them. I get this poem, though. It’s been a long haul this year. I think we’ll all be doing joy-dances come the solstice this time round.

  3. 2020 has been a long stressful haul, and November turns out to be a doorway into the light of upcoming 2021, with Trump in the dumpster, and the Pandemic wrestled to ground.

  4. Enjoyed this Ron. I love the night, probably because my circadian rhythms were long ago reset by decades of performing with my bands at night. Bedtime was 3:00 AM. I also come creatively alive at night. Like Gordon Sumner proclaimed, “ bring on the night! “

  5. No-No-November 🙂 I don’t care much for the month either. December is where it’s all at.

    Mystifying piece, those last couple lines are perfection.

  6. Your poem not only has a brilliant title, Ron, it’s also a sevenling Pleiad! This November hasn’t been my favourite either, as I haven’t been able to visit my daughter on her birthday, and I agree with you about rejoicing at dawn. We’ve still got several months of long nights – spring will be a relief, especially if we’ve conquered the pandemic by then.

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