seven sevens

by Peter Humphreys

sat beneath the Pleiades
I kiss and kiss and kiss
good night

seven sisters shining
seven lights a' steering

seven moons since
our pairing
that night

seven steps to heaven
seven sent softly

seven hopes 'n
seven fears a'glow

alone we go
this universe
to know


Author's Note: "Can you bind the beautiful Pleiades? Can you loose the cords of Orion" Job 38:31.

Posted on 01/14/2008
Copyright © 2021 Peter Humphreys

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Rhiannon Jones on 01/14/08 at 12:03 PM

Very nice!

Posted by George Hoerner on 01/14/08 at 02:31 PM

Ah yes, and Romans used it as eye exam. If you couldn't see the seventh sister you couldn't be a soldier of the guard. Very nice! As a child I feared the dark. That was true right up until I took a course in astronomy. Then the stars and planets became my friends and guardians.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 01/14/08 at 05:10 PM

Pretty cosmic stuff here! I enjoy the significant sevens in your life very much.

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