Swish (A Pleiades Poem)

Swish that sweet tail without fail

Swing on past the corral rail

Sway this way without delay

Sweep all distractions away

Swat trouble on the double

Swirl away fretful rubble

Swipe a wipe with that fine tail


Author Notes The Tale of the Tail

This poem is a Pleiades Poem. According to Poetry Dances, this style of poem has a title with a single word. The poem itself has seven lines. The first word in each line begins with the same letter as the title. There is no requirement of rhyme or syllable count or meter.

I thought that was pretty simple and tame, so I added some challenge to it.

I have all the first two letters match.

Each starting word, in addition is similar in meaning and related to an action that a tail makes.

I added a rhyme scheme. The one is: aabbcca.

The syllable count on all seven lines is 7.

I threw in some inline rhyme and alliteration.

This picture is from my personal photograph collection and is the reason I wrote this poem in the first place.

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